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To browse traffic signs for specific sign group click sign icons below or use a Traffic Sign Categories vertical menu on the right-hand side panel:

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Traffic Sign Categories

In United States and Canada traffic signs are divided into 8 main categories:

  • Regulatory signs
  • Warning signs
  • Guide signs
    • Street signs
    • Route marker signs
    • Expressway signs
    • Freeway signs
    • Welcome signs
    • Informational signs
    • Recreation and cultural interest signs
  • Emergency management (civil defense) signs
  • Temporary traffic control (construction or work zone) signs
  • School signs
  • Railroad and light rail signs
  • Bicycle signs

Color schemes

In North America traffic signs have specific colors designated to sign categories:

  • brown with white - for signs to parks, historic sites, ski areas, forests, and campgrounds
  • red with white - for stop signs, yield, and forbidden actions (such as No Parking)
  • yellow with black letters and symbols - for warning signs, such as curves and school zones
  • green with white letters - for informational signs, such as directions, distances, and places
  • blue with white - for rest areas, food, gasoline or petrol, hospitals, lodging, and other services
  • black with white - for commercial, exempt, special, and signs which were used in the past
  • white with black (or red letters) - for regulatory signs, such as speed limits (or parking)
  • orange with black letters - for temporary traffic control zones and detours associated with road construction
  • purple - for lanes restricted to use only by vehicles with registered electronic toll collection (ETC) accounts

Warning/Caution Signs Information and Direction Signs Permission Signs General or Service Road Info
Prohibition Signs Regulatory SignsRegulatory Signs Temporary Conditions Signs