Virginia DMV Signs

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Commonwealth of Virginia DMV Street Signs
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School_Crossing.jpg (image/jpg) School Zone/School Crossing This five-sided shape marks school zones and warns you about school crossings. Two signs may be used together to show the actual location of the crosswalk.
Do_not_pass.jpg (image/jpg) Do Not Pass This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone. You may not pass cars ahead of you in your lane, even if the way is clear.
no_turn_on_red.jpg (image/jpg) No Turn on Red You may not turn on the red light. Wait for the signal to turn green.
no_u-turn.jpg (image/jpg) No U-Turn U-turns are illegal. Do not make a U-turn when you see this sign.
no_right_turn.jpg (image/jpg) No Right Turn Right turns are illegal. Do not make a right turn when you see this sign.
No_left_turn.jpg (image/jpg) No Left Turn Left turns are against the law. In Virginia, U-turns are considered as two left turns and are illegal if this sign is posted.
One_Way.jpg (image/jpg) One Way Traffic flows only in the direction of the arrow.
Wrong_Way.jpg (image/jpg) Wrong Way You cannot drive in that direction. If you drive past these signs you are going in the wrong direction and could get into a head-on crash with vehicles headed your way. Cautiously turn around.
Do_Not_Enter.jpg (image/jpg) Do Not Enter You cannot drive in that direction. If you drive past these signs you are going in the wrong direction and could get into a head-on crash with vehicles headed your way. Cautiously turn around.
Speed_Limit_Sign.jpg (image/jpg) Speed Limit This sign tells the maximum legal speed that you may drive on the road where the sign is posted when weather conditions are good. During rain, snow and ice, you may receive a ticket for driving too fast for the conditions even if you are driving at or less than the posted speed limit.
A_broken_yellow_line_alongside_a_solid_yellow_line.jpg (image/jpg) A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line Passing is allowed from the side of the broken line, but not from the side of the solid line.
Advisory_Speed.jpg (image/jpg) Advisory Speed This sign indicates the maximum safe speed for a highway exit.
Bicycle_Crossing_Bike_Path_2.jpg (image/jpg) Bicycle Crossing/Bike Path Bicycles regularly cross or ride beside traffic in this area. Drive with caution. A second sign with an arrow may show the actual location of the bike crossing.
Bicycle_Crossing_Bike_Path1.jpg (image/jpg) Bicycle Crossing/Bike Path Bicycles regularly cross or ride beside traffic in this area. Drive with caution. A second sign with an arrow may show the actual location of the bike crossing.
Broken_white_lines.jpg (image/jpg) Broken white lines Separate lanes of traffic going in the same direction. You may change lanes with caution.
Broken_yellow_center_lines.jpg (image/jpg) Broken yellow center lines Mean that passing on the left is allowed in either direction when the way ahead is clear.
Crossroad.jpg (image/jpg) Crossroad: A four-way intersection is ahead. Be ready to yield the right-of-way.
Deer_Crossing.jpg (image/jpg) Deer Crossing: Deer cross the roadway in this area. Slow down, be alert and be ready to SHOOT...oops, be ready to Stop.
Disabled_Parking.jpg (image/jpg) Disabled Parking: Parking spaces marked with these signs are reserved for people with disabled parking permits.
Divided_Highway_Begins.jpg (image/jpg) Divided Highway Begins: The highway ahead is split into two separate roadways by a median or divider and each roadway is one-way. Keep right.
Divided_Highway_Ends.jpg (image/jpg) Divided Highway Ends: The highway ahead no longer has a median or divider. Traffic goes in both directions. Keep right.
Double_solid_white_lines.jpg (image/jpg) Separate lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Most often they are used to designate special use lane from conventional lanes, as when used to separate a High Occupancy Vehicle lanes from the other lanes of an expressway. You may not cross these lines. You may enter the designated special use lane only where signs and markings allow.
Double_solid_yellow_lines.jpg (image/jpg) Marks the center of the road and separate traffic traveling in two different directions. Passing is not allowed in either direction. You may not cross the lines unless you are making a left turn.
Expansion_Joints.jpg (image/jpg) Expansion Joints: This sign is used when a joint across lanes creates a bump or is wide enough to cause loss of traction in wet weather.
Green_Arrow_down.jpg (image/jpg) Green Arrow: You are permitted to drive in a lane marked with a green arrow signal.
Green_Arrow.jpg (image/jpg) At a green arrow, you may go in the direction of the arrow if the way is clear. If you are turning, you must yield the right-of-way to vehicles coming from the other direction and pedestrians in the intersection.
green.jpg (image/jpg) Green light: At a green light, you may go if the way is clear. If a traffic light changes from red to green while a pedestrian is in the street, allow the pedestrian to cross the street before turning.
High_Occupancy_Vehicle.jpg (image/jpg) High Occupancy Vehicle: These signs indicate lanes reserved for buses and vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers as specified on the sign.
High_Occupancy_Vehicles__HOV__lanes.jpg (image/jpg) During heavy traffic periods, HOV lanes are reserved for buses, vanpools, carpools, other high occupancy vehicles, motorcycles, and certain clean special fuel vehicles. Road signs show the minimum number of passengers a vehicle must carry (excluding motorcycles and clean fuel vehicles) to use the HOV lanes and the times that HOV restrictions are in effect.
Hill.jpg (image/jpg) Hill: A steep grade is ahead. Check your brakes.
horizontal_sign.jpg (image/jpg) Horizontal signs may give directions or information.
If_both_sides_of_the_center_lane_are_marked_by_a_solid_yellow_line_and_a_broken_yellow_line_.jpg (image/jpg) If both sides of the center lane are marked by a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line, drivers traveling in either direction may use the lane for making left turns. However, they may not travel further than 150 feet in this lane.
Keep_Right.jpg (image/jpg) Keep Right: A traffic island, median or barrier is ahead. Keep to the side indicated by the arrow.
Lane_Reduction.jpg (image/jpg) Lane Reduction: The right lane ends soon. Drivers in the right lane must merge left when space opens up. Drivers in the left lane should allow other vehicles to merge smoothly.
Lane_Use_Control1.jpg (image/jpg) Lane Use Control: This sign is used where turns are required or where special turning movements are permitted for specific lanes. Traffic in the lane must turn in the direction of the arrow.
Lane_Use_Control2.jpg (image/jpg) Lane Use Control: This sign is used where turns are required or where special turning movements are permitted for specific lanes. Traffic in the lane must turn in the direction of the arrow.
Left_Turn_Yield_on_Green.jpg (image/jpg) Left Turn Yield on Green: This sign is used with a traffic signal. It tells you that the traffic turning left at a green light does not have the right-of-way and must yield to traffic coming from the other direction. Stop and look for oncoming traffic, then proceed with caution.
Low_Clearance_Sign.jpg (image/jpg) Low Clearance Sign: The overpass ahead has a low clearance. Do not proceed if your vehicle is taller than the height shown on the sign.
Low_Ground_Railroad_Crossing.jpg (image/jpg) Low Ground Railroad Crossing: A steep slope where the railroad tracks cross the road may cause the bottom of low vehicles to get caught or drag on the tracks.
Merge.jpg (image/jpg) Merge: Two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are about to become one. Drivers in both lanes are responsible for merging safely.
No_Passing_Zone.jpg (image/jpg) No Passing Zone: This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone. You may not pass cars ahead of you in your lane, even if the way is clear.
NO_sign.jpg (image/jpg) Remember that a red circle with a slash means NO — the symbol inside the circle tells you what is prohibited.
Open_Joints.jpg (image/jpg) Open Joints: Slow down. Open joints on bridges or ramps could cause a motorcyclist to lose control of the motorcycle.
Pedestrian_Crossing.jpg (image/jpg) Pedestrian Crossing: Watch for people entering a crosswalk or crossing your path. Slow down and be prepared to stop.
Pedestrian_Crossing2.jpg (image/jpg) Pedestrian Crossing: Watch for people entering a crosswalk or crossing your path. Slow down and be prepared to stop. A second sign with an arrow may show the actual location of the crosswalk.
Railroad_Crossbuck_and_Track_Indicator.jpg (image/jpg) Railroad Crossbuck and Track Indicator: If there is more than one track, the sign below the crossbuck will indicate the number of tracks at the crossing. Slow down and be prepared to stop.
Railroad_Crossbuck.jpg (image/jpg) Railroad Crossbuck: This sign is a warning of a railroad crossing. Look, listen, slow down and be prepared to stop for trains or any vehicles using the rails.
Railroad_Crossing.jpg (image/jpg) Railroad Crossing: Advance warning signs are placed before a railroad crossing. These signs warn you to look, listen, slow down and be prepared to stop for trains or any vehicles using the rails.
Red_Arrow.jpg (image/jpg) Red arrow: Means you must stop if you intend to move in the direction of the arrow. Do not proceed in the direction of the arrow as long as the red arrow is displayed, unless signs are posted at the intersection that read “Right on Red Arrow After Stop” or “Left on Red Arrow After Stop”. Virginia law prohibits right and left turns at red arrow lights.
Red_Flash.jpg (image/jpg) Flashing red light: At a flashing red light, come to a complete stop and yield to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians. You may go when the way is clear. At a railroad crossing, you must come to a complete stop even if you don’t see a train.
Red_light.jpg (image/jpg) Red light: At a red light, come to a complete stop at the stop line or, if there is no stop line, before entering the intersection or before reaching the crosswalk. Remain stopped as long as the signal is red, unless turns are allowed.
Red_X.jpg (image/jpg) Red X: Never drive in a lane marked with a red X signal.
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