No Passing Zone - Meaning
All you need to know about the No Passing Zone traffic sign: definition, type of sign, shape, color and more
Type: warning sign
Color: yellow and black
Location: at the beginning of areas where passing is prohibited
What does a No Passing Zone sign mean?A No Passing Zone sign is a warning sign. It warns drivers that they are entering a no-passing zone. The sign is always placed on the left side of the road, facing the driver, and marks the beginning of an area where passing is prohibited. No Passing Zone signs are most commonly installed before curves or hills where drivers cannot see far enough ahead to pass safely. No Passing Zone signs work in conjunction with Do Not Pass signs, and are usually reinforced by solid yellow line pavement markings on the driver's side of the road. Together, the signs and road markings tell drivers that they must stay on the right side of the road and must not pass other vehicles.
What type of sign is a No Passing Zone sign?The No Passing Zone sign is a warning sign (it warns drivers about something).
What color(s) are No Passing Zone signs?No Passing Zone signs are yellow and black. These signs have a yellow background with black borders and lettering.
What shape is a No Passing Zone road sign?The No Passing Zone sign is the only pennant-shaped warning sign. It is a pennant-shaped isosceles triangle with its longer axis horizontal and pointing to the right. The words "NO PASSING ZONE" are written in black lettering.
Where are Do Not Pass signs placed?No Passing Zone signs are placed on the left side of the road, facing the driver. They are most commonly posted before hills or curves where motorists cannot see far enough ahead to pass safely.
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No Passing Zone Sign - What To DoWhen you see a No Passing Zone sign while driving:
• be aware that the road ahead is unsafe
• stay on the right side of the road and do NOT pass other vehicles
• if you started passing another vehicle before you saw the No Passing Zone sign, complete passing before you enter the no passing zone
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