Chevron Sign - Meaning

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

Chevron Sign
Type: warning sign
Color: yellow and black
Shape: rectangle
Location: on the outside of a curve or the narrowing of a road.

What do Chevron signs mean?

Chevron signs warn drivers about a change in direction or a narrowing of the road. They show dangerous curves, the edge of the road or other hazards. Several Chevron signs can be found on the margins/sidelines of sharp turns or leading up to a narrow bridge.

What type of sign is a Chevron sign?

The Chevron sign is a warning sign. It warns motorists about a road condition requiring special attention.

What are the colors of a Chevron sign?

Chevron signs are yellow and black. They show a black arrow on a yellow background.

What shape are Change in Direction signs (Chevron signs)?

Chevron signs are in the shape of a rectangle with longer vertical sides. A prominent black chevron indicates that there is a sharp turn in the oncoming roadway.

Where are Chevron signs common?

Chevron signs are most often used on the outside of a sharp curve or the narrowing of a road, and on approaches to a narrow bridge. These signs are also frequently seen on roundabouts.
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Chevron signs - What To Do

When you see a one or more Chevron signs while driving, you should:

• be aware that the road changes direction or gets narrower
• reduce your speed
• maintain the control of your vehicle
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