DIP Sign - Meaning

All you need to know about the DIP sign: definition, type of sign, color, shape, what to do and more

DIP Sign
Type: warning sign
Color: yellow and black
Shape: diamond-shaped
Location: before a dip in the road

What does a DIP warning sign mean?

The DIP sign is used to warn drivers that there is a low place in the road ahead. Slow your vehicle so your shock absorbers aren't damaged. Other possible negative consequences of driving through a dip without slowing down include loss of steering control. Driving through a dip at a regular speed when it's raining or just after rain may cause hydroplaning, and you could lose control of your vehicle. Slow down and be ready to stop and turn around if the dip is filled with water.

What type of sign is a DIP sign?

The DIP sign is a warning sign. The sign warns drivers about a road condition requiring special attention.

What color(s) are on a DIP sign?

DIP signs are yellow with black lettering.

What shape are DIP signs?

DIP signs are shaped like a diamond, with black borders and the word "DIP" printed in the center.

Where are DIP traffic signs commonly installed?

DIP warning signs are installed on the side of the road to warn drivers of a sharp depression in the road ahead.
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DIP Sign - What To Do

When you see a DIP sign while driving, you should:

• be aware that there is a dip in the road ahead
• slow down
• use extra caution when it's raining or just after the rain
• be prepared to stop and turn around if the dip is filled with water
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