Pedestrian Crossing Sign - Meaning

All you need to know about the Pedestrian Crossing sign: definition, type of sign, color, shape and more

Pedestrian Crossing Sign
Type: warning sign
Color: yellow and black, or fluorescent yellow-green and black
Shape: diamond-shaped
Location: at crosswalks and intersections. Pedestrian Crossing signs are placed at crosswalks or other locations where pedestrians are expected to cross.

What does a Pedestrian Crossing warning sign mean?

A Pedestrian Crossing sign warns drivers that they should watch for people crossing the street. The sign is posted at very busy pedestrian crossing locations to add emphasis to the crosswalk, and may be supplemented by a black-and-yellow diagonally downward pointing arrow sign. The Pedestrian Crossing sign is similar to the Advance Pedestrian Crossing sign, but it's placed immediately adjacent to the crossing point, and has the crosswalk lines shown on it. When you see a Pedestrian Crossing sign, slow down or stop to yield for pedestrians.

What type of sign is a Pedestrian Crossing sign?

A Pedestrian Crossing sign is a warning sign. Warning signs indicate any condition, obstacle, or potential hazard requiring special attention.

What are the colors of a Pedestrian Crossing sign?

Pedestrian Crossing signs show a black design on a yellow or fluorescent yellow-green background.

What shape are Pedestrian Crossing signs?

Pedestrian Crossing signs are in the shape of a diamond, and present a black design of a pedestrian crossing a crosswalk.

Where are Pedestrian Crossing signs commonly posted?

Pedestrian Crossing signs are installed at high-volume pedestrian crossing locations, and are located immediately adjacent to the crossing point.
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Pedestrian Crossing Sign - What To Do

When you see a Pedestrian Crossing while driving:

• be aware that a pedestrian crossing is up ahead on the road
• slow down or stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway

If you are traveling on a multi-lane road and see that a vehicle has stopped in an adjacent lane in your direction of travel, be cautious! The other vehicle may have stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway.
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