Do Not Enter Sign - Meaning
All you need to know about the Do Not Enter traffic sign: definition, type of sign, shape, color, what to do and more
Type: regulatory sign
Color: red and white
Location: at the beginning of one-way streets and ramps
What does a Do Not Enter Sign mean?DO NOT ENTER signs are usually installed at the beginning of one-way streets and ramps, often accompanied by a 'Wrong Way' sign. A Do Not Enter sign indicates that drivers are often going to encounter opposing traffic (traffic moving toward them, often at a high speed) if they enter contrary to the sign. The Do Not Enter sign is a regulatory sign. It prohibits drivers from entering the one-way street or ramp where the sign is installed.
What type of sign is a Do Not Enter sign?A Do Not Enter sign is a regulatory signs (it tells drivers not to do something).
What are the colors of a Do Not Enter sign?A Do Not Enter sign is red and white (red background, white text).
What shape are Do Not Enter road signs?Do Not Enter signs are in the shape of a square. They show a red circle containing a white horizontal bar in the middle, and the words "DO NOT ENTER" written in white.
Where are Do Not Enter signs commonly placed?DO NOT ENTER signs are usually installed at the beginning of one-way streets, ramps and crossovers on divided roadways.
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Do Not Enter Sign - What To DoWhen you see a Do Not Enter sign while driving:
• do NOT enter the one-way street or ramp where the sign is installed
• if you drive past the sign, you are going in the wrong direction! You could get into a head-on collision with vehicles headed your way. Cautiously turn around.
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