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December 01, 2020
DMV ROAD SIGNS 2020: California
Traffic Signal Lights

Come​​ to​​ a complete​ stop.​ You​​ may​ turn​ right unless​​ there are pedestrians, bicyclists or vehicles​ ​close enough to be a hazard, or if a sign forbids it.

Stop and do not turn

Stop, then proceed when it is safe respecting the right-of-way rules

A​ yellow​ traffic​ light​ indicates​ that​ the​ light​ is​ about​ to​ turn​ red.​ Stop​ if​ you​ can​ do​ safely.​ If​ you​ cannot​ stop safely,​ cross​ the​ intersection​ with​ caution.

The​ turn​ signal​ is​ about​ to​ end.​ Stop​ if​ you​ can​ do​ safely​ and​ be​ prepared​ to​ obey​ the​ next​ traffic​ signal
light.​ If​ you​ cannot​ stop​ safely,​ complete​ the​ turn​ with​ caution.

Slow​ down​ and​ proceed​ with​ caution.​ Yield​ to​ any​ pedestrians,​ bicycles​ or​ vehicles​ in​ the​ intersection,​ and proceed​ when​ safe.

Turns​ are​ permitted​ but​ you​ must​ yield​ to​ pedestrians​ and​ oncoming​ traffic,​ then​ proceed​ with​ caution.

A​ green​ traffic​ light​ means​ “go”​ but​ only​ when​ the​ intersection​ is​ clear.​ If​ turning​ left,​ make​ sure​ you​ have enough​ time​ to​ turn​ safely so you don’t create a hazard for oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Do not block the intersection: do not enter the intersection if you won’t be able to cross it before the traffic light turns​ red.

A green arrow means “go”. You can turn in the direction of the arrow but you must yield to any pedestrians,
vehicles or bicyclists still in the intersection.

The signal light is not working. You must treat the intersection like a  four-way stop.

Pedestrian Signal Lights

You may cross the street. Proceed with caution.

You may cross the street. Proceed with caution.

Do not cross the street.

Do not cross the street.

Traffic Signs
Red and White Regulatory Signs

Do not turn to go in the opposite direction.

Do not turn left at the intersection

Do not turn right at the intersection

White Regulatory Signs

Keep to the right because you are leaving a one-way and entering a two-way road

You cannot park your vehicle at this location at any time.

The vehicle going downhill must yield to the vehicle traveling uphill.

You are crossing a one way street and you can only make a  turn in the direction the arrow is pointing.

You are crossing a one way street and you can only make a  turn in the direction the arrow is pointing.

You may park at this location if you are experiencing an emergency (i.e. medical emergency or vehicle troubles that impacts your safety).

You cannot turn neither right or left. You can only travel straight through the intersection.

You may turn left on a green traffic signal but you must give right of way to oncoming traffic.

You cannot pass other cars on this road.

You are traveling on a  dedicated turning lane, and you must turn in the direction the arrow is pointing. Along with this sign, you may also see a  white arrow on the pavement pointing in the direction of the turn.

This signs indicates the maximum legal speed for ideal conditions (when the road is bare and dry and visibility is good). If the conditions are not ideal, reduce your speed.

If you are on a multi-lane road, move into right-lane if driving slower than regular traffic.

Stay on the right-side of the island or barrier.

Do not stop on the railroad tracks for any reason.

The sign indicates the number of railroad tracks at the crossing.

This signs indicates that you are about to cross a  major road that has a  median or guide rail that separates lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.

You cannot turn right or left when facing a  red light at the intersection.

Highway Construction and Maintenance Signs

Traffic, which continues on a road or highway rather than crossing onto a different road, must merge onto the left lane

This sign indicates that there is a traffic control person ahead

Guide Signs

This​ ​ sign​ ​ shows​ ​ the​ ​ route​ ​ to​ ​ the​ ​ airport

This​ ​ sign​ ​ indicates​ ​ that​ ​ there​ ​ is​ ​ a ​ ​ cross-country-skiers​ ​ crossing​ ​ ahead

This sign indicates that there is a rest area 1 mile ahead.

This sign indicates that there is a trolley tracks crossing ahead.

Hazardous Loads Placards

The​ ​ vehicle​ ​ displaying​ ​ the​ ​ sign​ ​ is​ ​ carrying​ ​ a ​ ​ flammable​ ​ load

The​ ​ vehicle​ ​ displaying​ ​ the​ ​ sign​ ​ is​ ​ carrying​ ​ a ​ ​ radioactive​ ​ load

The vehicle displaying the sign is carrying an explosive load.

The vehicle displaying the sign is traveling slower than the normal speed of traffic.

Warning Signs

The road ahead becomes slippery in wet weather. Slow down under these conditions. Do not brake hard or change direction abruptly. Increase your distance with the car ahead.

If you are on a main road and see this sign, be prepared for other vehicles blending into your lane (joining the road you are traveling on).

This sign indicates that a divided highway is about to begin. Two-way traffic will be divided by a  center strip. Keep to the right-hand road.

This sign indicates that the road ahead is about to turn sharply in the direction of the arrow. Reduce your speed.

Keep to the right because you are leaving a one-way and entering a two-way road.

This sign warns you that the right lane ends ahead. If you are on the right-hand lane, merge safely into the left lane.

Two way-traffic will no longer be divided by a center strip. Watch out for oncoming vehicles.

This sign indicates that there are signal lights ahead. Be ready for an intersection and a stop light.

This sign indicates that there is a  pedestrian crosswalk ahead. Watch out for people who might cross the street in front of your vehicle.

This sign indicates that two roads converge. Merging is not required.

There is another road ahead that crosses your path. Watch for cross traffic, look left and right.

There is a stop sign ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop.

There is a yield sign ahead. Slow down and be prepared to let other drivers crossing your road take the right-of-way.

There is a curve in the road ahead. Slow down and be prepared for the change in direction.

A side is about to enter your path from the right. Be alert when approaching intersection.

There are two successive sharp turns, bending in opposite directions, up ahead on your road. The road will first turn to the left, then to the right. Slow down so you can negotiate these turns safely.

There is a series of curves ahead. Slow down to negotiate the curves safely.

Other Traffic Signs

This sign means that you must come to a full stop. Stop at the white stop line if it is marked on the pavement. If there is no stop line, stop before the crosswalk. If there is no white line or no crosswalk, stop before the intersection. You must wait until crossing pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles have cleared.

Slow down and yield the right-of-way to traffic in the intersection you are crossing or road you are entering. Stop if necessary and only proceed when the way is clear.

You have entered a lane of oncoming traffic. Do not drive past this sign. Get out in the safest way possible.

Do not enter this path. You will usually see this sign at road openings and ramps where traffic is one-way against you.

This sign indicates that railroad tracks cross the road ahead. You must look, listen, slow down, and prepare to stop, if necessary. Let any trains pass before you proceed.

This sign indicates what to do if there is an emergency on or near railroad tracks, or if your vehicle has
stalled on the tracks.

You are approaching a school area with a crossing. Reduce speed, watch for children and the marked school crossing.

Animals regularly cross this road in this area (in this case: deer). Slow down and be alert.

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