The word or symbol on traffic regulation signs tell the driver what can or cannot be done at a specific location or time, and provide information. The shape and colour will vary depending on the type of message.

Traffic regulation signs include those that show right-of-way and road access that is permitted or prohibited. They also show control of speed, turns, direction of travel, passing, traffic lanes, parking and crosswalks.

Action or activity within the circle is not permitted

Action or activity within the circle is not permitted.

Action or activity within circle is permitted

Action or activity within circle is permitted.

Regulatory message such as speed limit

Regulatory message such as speed limit.

Indicates school zone/area or school crosswalk

Indicates school zone or area or school crosswalk.

Indicates lane control

Indicates lane control.

Provides construction area information

Provides construction area information.

Provides information such as distance to destination

Provides information such as distance to destination.

Indicates place for fuel, food, lodging or assistance

Indicates place for fuel, food, lodging or assistance.
Indicates place for assistance.

Indicates caution or warning of hazard displayed on sign

Indicates caution or warning of hazard displayed on sign.
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