Wrong Way Sign - Meaning
All you need to know about the Wrong Way sign: definition, color, shape, type of sign, what to do and more
Type: regulatory sign
Color: red and white
Location: entrance or exit ramps
What does a Wrong Way sign mean?A Wrong Way sign means that you are going the wrong way on an entrance or exit ramp. The sign was introduced to prevent serious accidents caused by wrong-way drivers. WRONG WAY signs may be installed with a DO NOT ENTER sign. If you see one or both of these signs, you are going the wrong way. Do not drive past a Wrong Way sign! You are going against traffic and could have a head-on collision. You must back up or turn around immediately.
What type of sign is a Wrong Way sign?A Wrong Way sign is a regulatory sign (it tells drivers not to do something).
What color(s) are Wrong Way signs?Wrong Way signs are red and white. They have white letters on a red background.
What shape are Wrong Way signs?Wrong Way signs are in the shape of a rectangle with longer horizontal sides. The words "WRONG WAY" are written in white on a red background.
Where are Wrong Way signs installed?Wrong Way signs are posted on entrance or exit ramps to prevent wrong-way driving.
TIP: Studying for your DMV test? Check out our list of road signs and their meanings
Wrong Way Sign - What To DoIf you see a WRONG WAY while driving:
• do NOT drive past the sign! You are going against traffic
• back up or turn around immediately
• if turning around immediately is not possible, drive to the side of the road and stop
• when it is safe, turn around or back out and go back to the road you were on
Test Your Knowledge of Road Signs Take a Free Road Signs Practice Test
Related Road Signs
Test Your Knowledge of Traffic Signs Take a Road Signs Test Now