Do Not Pass Sign - Meaning
All you need to know about the Do Not Pass traffic sign: definition, type of sign, shape, color and more
Type: regulatory sign
Color: black and white
Location: At the side of the road. Do Not Pass signs are posted before stretches of road where it’s illegal to pass.
What does a Do Not Pass sign mean?A Do Not Pass sign tells drivers where passing is not permitted. The sign indicates that drivers must not overtake other vehicles in the area, regardless of how safe they may feel it is to do so. Do Not Pass signs are installed on unsafe stretches of road to protect drivers from hazards such as hidden driveways, intersections, hills and curves, and make passing in those areas illegal. Do Not Pass signs work in conjunction with No-Passing Zone signs, which mark the beginning of an area where drivers cannot pass. A Do Not Pass sign, along with pavement markings, indicates that drivers must stay on the right side of the road and not pass other vehicles.
What type of sign is a Do Not Pass sign?A Do Not Pass sign is a regulatory sign (it tells drivers not to do something).
What color(s) is the Do Not Pass sign?The Do Not Pass sign is black and white (white background with a black border and lettering).
What shape are Do Not Pass road signs?Do Not Pass signs are in the shape of a rectangle with longer vertical sides, and have the words DO NOT PASS printed in the center.
Where are Do Not Pass signs commonly placed?DO NOT PASS signs are installed before stretches of road where passing is not permitted.
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Do Not Pass Sign - What To DoWhen you see a Do Not Pass Sign while driving:
• stay on the right side of the road
• do NOT pass other vehicles, regardless of how safe you may feel it is to do so. Passing in this area is illegal
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