Regulatory Signs

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  • Stop Sign

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    Red Octagon with white markings
    Requires mandatory and complete stopping
    Proceed safely once yielding to all road users who do not need to stop


    Yield Sign

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.58.13 PMRed And White Triangle pointing downwards
    Requires you to slow down, and stop if necessary
    Give right of way to other traffic
    Proceed when you can do so without impeding other traffic

  • Wrong Way

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.58.20 PMRed Rectangle with white writing
    Indicates that traffic is moving in an oncoming direction on the roadway
    If you see this sign, do not proceed, turn around safely as soon as you are able

  • Do Not Enter

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.58.25 PMRed Circle with a White Rectangle through it.
    Prohibits access to all vehicles
    It is either a one-way road or an exit ramp for an expressway

  • School Zone

    A lime-yellow pentagon with black symbols of children walking with books
    Speed limit is 50km/h unless has a tab below with other speed (commonly 30km/h)
    Be extra vigilant for children running in to the roadway

  • Railroad Crossing

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.58.30 PMA White X with a Red border
    Slow down and check both ways for a train
    Be prepared to stop if a train is approaching
    Stop behind any vehicles that are required to stop at rail-crossings by law (school bus, vehicle transporting dangerous goods etc)

  • Posted Speed

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.14.08 PMBlack lettering on White

    Maximum speed that a vehicle is allowed to travel when conditions are ideal

  • Night Speed

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    White lettering on black background

    Maximum speed at night. Not used in all provinces.

  • One Way

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.18.19 PM Designates the direction of traffic flow

  • Pass On…¬†

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.22.11 PMPass only on the indicated side of an obstacle or median on the roadway

  • Obligatory Manoeuvre Signs

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.23.22 PMWhite square with green circle and black arrows
    Allows all traffic to flow in directions indicated
    May be accompanied with a tab indicating time restrictions

  • Obligatory Route Signs

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 3.30.50 PMDesignates the class or classes of vehicles that are obliged to follow the route indicated

    Black diamond symbol represents dangerous goods

    May be accompanied with a tab indicating necessary direction of travel for vehicles in the class

  • Obligatory Seat Belt Sign

    Reminds all vehicle occupants to wear their seat belts.

    Land Use Control Signs

  • Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.13.20 AMBlack (or white) signs with white (or black) arrows mounted at the side of the road before intersections