Traffic Sign or Road Sign
Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Assuming you are here can only mean that you are a car owner or someone looking to buy a car in the near future. Well, whichever you are from what we’ve mentioned, we’d like to know how familiar you are with road signs. We’re sure you’ve seen them or else you wouldn’t be able to get your license but how well do you really know them? Take a look at some of the road signs that we noted here for you. If you’re still familiar with all of them, then good for you; if not, then you might want to pay a bit more attention to what they mean.
Road Regulatory Signs
These are one of the most common road signs that one can see when driving. They are also the most self-explanatory, therefore; they are very easy to understand. They often relate to which direction vehicles should and shouldn’t go to. It’s mostly illustrated of shapes and symbols than words but there warning signs that are also written in words under this category.
Some examples are Stop, No Left/No Right Turn, No U-Turn, No Overtaking, No Entry, and No Blowing of Horn.
Road Warning Signs
Warning signs warn drivers of imminent and potential danger along the road. These signs are common in blind turns, one-way roads, and roads where accidents frequently take place. Unlike most regulatory signs, warning signs have more distinct shapes that make them easy to recognize from afar. They also have an outer red band that highlights the importance of recognizing that signage.
If you see some of these examples then you’ve come across warning road signs indeed: Two-Way Traffic, Hump Ahead, Pedestrian Crossing, Steep Ascent, and Falling Debris/Rocks and so on.
Information Road Signs
The name says what kind of road signs we’ll be talking about here. These signs indicate important information that can tell drivers where the nearest hospital, bus or jeepney station or even parking area. They can also display information of the location or the town or city where you’re currently in. It can also relay the distance of the next city and how much farther you have to go to get there. These are very helpful are often appreciated by those people who take long trips and need to stop-over for food or medical aid along the way.
Road Sign Thieves
Ridiculous as it may seem but people actually have time to spray paint, damage, put stickers on and even steal road signs for reasons that are only known to them. The theory is that they are most likely being sold to recycling shops as metal. There have been laws signed effective to protect road signs from thieving and vandalizing delinquents.
Most of the time drivers are being sued for accidents that occur on the road where pedestrians fall victim and are often dead or severely wounded. However, there are times where it is not the driver’s fault but indeed the pedestrian’s. This only shows that everyone should be responsible enough to obey traffic and road signs to avoid casualties and promote road safety.