Have You Forgotten How to Read Basic Road Signs?
If you learned how to read road signs for your driver’s test only to forget them once you got on the road, then you could be endangering yourself and other drivers. Every driver is responsible for keeping the meaning of the signs on the road fresh in their minds. Here are two ways you can refresh your memory.
Take a road sign quiz, to test your current ability to read basic road signs. When you know where the gaps are in your knowledge, you can focus on re-memorizing the signs you were fuzzy on instead of aimlessly refreshing (or worse, driving around not knowing what they mean!).
Learn the road sign “code”
Another good way to remember what street signs mean is to learn the “universal language” of these signs. This way, if you encounter a specific sign you don’t remember, you can piece together what it means based on its color and shape (two factors that distinguish road signs from one another). According to the Federal Highway Administration, these are the eight categories of signs you find on the road:
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