Five Warning Signs That You Should Know to Be a Safe Driver

Warning! I’m about to tell you ‘bout five warning signs you need to know. You can tell they’re warning signs by their extreme eye-catching yellowness.

Some Warning Signs You Should Know

t-intersection warning traffic signs are important to follow when you're at a t-intersection T-Intersection

The Large Double Arrow sign is one that you’ll see at T-intersections. It’s trying to tell you that you’ll have to turn either right or left soon. As soon as you yield right of way to the drivers on the cross street, you’re ready to roll in your chosen direction.

dip is another type of warning sign Dip

this is not the right kind of dip for the warning traffic sign This dip, right?

Nah, different kind of dip. This sign means that there will be a pretty substantial dip in the road up ahead, so you probably want to slow down. If not, you could lose control or potentially break some part of your car.

soft shoulder is another type of warning sign Soft Shoulder

You’ve heard of the term “cold shoulder,” right? Well, this is nothing like that. Soft shoulder means that the pavement transitions into gravel/dirt at the shoulder. If your car goes off of the pavement and hits the soft shoulder, you could lose control of your car. If you do happen to meander onto the soft shoulder, make sure you gradually return to the pavement. None of those fast movements or you risk flipping your car. And not in a cool way.

bridge narrows is a warning traffic sign Bridge Narrows

This sign is weird, right? It means that the bridge is narrower than the road, so as you and your fellow road compadres travel onto it, you’ll be merging slightly closer together. It’s not a Mad Max situation - you’ll still have the same amount of travel lanes, they’ll just be a little tighter.

bridge narrows warning traffic signs does not require mad max strategies Narrow bridge ahead? GOT IT.

Highway intersection ahead is another warning traffic sign Highway Intersection Ahead

This sign means that your tiny little road is about to be dominated. You’ll see this sign when you’re on a smaller road that is about to be crossed by a highway. The reason for this sign is to let you know that traffic on the cross road will be traveling fast and there might be more lanes than your current road, which means a higher volume of traffic. Just be ready.

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Krista Doyle
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