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A very colorful drive

A Very Colorful Drive

Did you know that road signs are color coordinated? No, they aren’t meant to fashionable fit in with their surroundings, (although that might be nice). Color coordinated road signs are road signs that have similar meanings and are grouped together by color.You may have never noticed when you drive that all green and white signs give directions. You may have overlooked the fact that all yellow and black signs symbolize some kind of warning. Think about it – every red sign you see means to not do something.

By designating signs according to color the transportation departments of many countries have made international travel a little easier for tourists. Color coding and pictorial symbols on street signs make finding your way around a foreign country much easier.There are several basic color combinations that have the same meaning in most modern countries. Red signs with white lettering always signify a restricted action. Stop signs are the most common red signs.

Brown signs with white letters indicate places a driver might enjoy visiting. Historical sites, ski areas, forests, national parks, and other areas of interest will be found near brown signs.
Green signs give directions. These signs can be found on most public roadways. Green signs let drivers know distances and mark exits.White signs with black letters are the regulatory signs. The most recognized of these is the speed limit sign. Interstates, highways, and all other roads usually have speeds designated by these white signs.  Stores that sells personalized street signs
are very popular all around the Europe.

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering. Yellow signs can be seen marking school zones, dangerous roads, curves, and other areas where a warning is needed. They usually require that a driver slow down as soon as they see the sign.Orange and black signs are traffic control signs. These signs are found near road construction sites and detours. Many times these signs will indicate a slow down, sometimes a stop. They can also tell you how long the roadwork continues. So, you are now prepared for your next color coded drive. Here, there, and everywhere!

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