Road Signs and Meanings

Road signs and pavement markings are placed on roadways and highways to regulate, warn and inform drivers. They tell road users about traffic rules and possible hazards, give information about directions and distances, and tell drivers where certain services are located. Road signs are divided into three main categories: regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. Most traffic signs within each category have a special shape and color. The shape and color of a sign help drivers know what the intention of the sign is, and communicate important information about the sign's message.

Traffic signs must be obeyed. A thorough knowledge of road signs is necessary for all drivers, and you must be able to recognize these signs without hesitation. Use the traffic signs list below to learn more about road signs and their meanings. When you are ready, take our road signs test and see how you do.