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Warning Signs alert you in advance that there is a possible hazard ahead - here are a few examples:

Reduction of Lanes
There will be less lanes ahead - the Right Lane Ends and vehicles in the right lane have to merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow other drivers to merge smoothly.

Winding Road
There will be several curves in the road ahead. Slow down and drive carefully. Do not pass other vehicles.

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Sharp Right Turn
The road will make a sharp turn to the right. Slow your speed and do not pass other vehicles.

Sharp Right Turn

Note: Source of all the signs and definitions below is the 2017 Florida Drivers Handbook


  • Reduction of Lanes

    There will be fewer lanes ahead. Right lane ends and traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly.

    Reduction of Lanes
  • Divided Highway Ahead

    The highway ahead is divided by a median or physical barrier. Keep to the right.

    Divided Highway Ahead
  • Divided Highway Ends

    The divided highway on which you are traveling ends 350 to 500 feet ahead. You will then be on a roadway with two-way traffic. Keep to the right.

    Divided Highway Ends
  • Merging Traffic

    You are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one you are on. Watch for other traffic and be ready to yield the right-of-way when necessary.

    Merging Traffic
  • Pavement Ends

    The paved surface ahead changes to a gravel or earth road.

    Pavement Ends
  • Low Clearance

    Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.

    Low Clearance
  • Slippery Surface

    In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake quickly. Make turns at a very slow speed.

    Slippery Surface
  • Dip

    There is a low place in the road. Go slowly and be ready to stop and turn around if the dip is filled with water.

    Dip
  • Bicycle Crossing

    A bike-way crosses the roadway ahead. Watch for bicyclists.

    Bicycle Crossing
  • Pedestrian Crossing

    Watch for people crossing the street. Slow down or stop to yield for pedestrians.

    Pedestrian Crossing
  • Animal Crossing

    The animal pictured on the sign is common in this area; watch for animals crossing the road particularly during twilight and night-time hours.

    Animal Crossing
  • Truck Crossing

    Watch for trucks entering or crossing the highway.

    Truck Crossing
  • Narrow Bridge

    The bridge is wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance. Stay in your lane.

    Narrow Bridge
  • One Lane Bridge

    The bridge is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time. Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before you cross.

    One Lane Bridge
  • Soft Shoulder

    The ground on the side of the road is soft. Don’t leave the pavement except in an emergency.

    Soft Shoulder
  • Right Curve

    The road will curve to the right. Slow your speed and do not pass other vehicles.

    Right Curve
  • Double Curve

    The road will curve to the right, then to the left. Slow your speed and do not pass other vehicles.

    Double Curve
  • Winding Road

    There are several curves ahead. Drive slowly and carefully and do not pass other vehicles.

    Winding Road
  • Cross Road

    A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look to the left and right for other traffic.

    Cross Road
  • Side Road

    Another road enters the highway from the direction shown. Watch for traffic from that direction.

    Side Road
  • Sharp Right Turn

    The road will make a sharp turn to the right. Slow your speed and do not pass other vehicles.

    Sharp Right Turn
  • Hill/Downgrade

    The road goes downhill ahead. Slow down and be ready to shift to lower gear to control speed.

    Hill/Downgrade
  • Advisory Speed Sign

    The highest safe speed you should travel around the curve ahead is the one posted. Advisory speed signs may be used with any warning sign.

    Advisory Speed Sign
  • Speed Reduction Sign

    Advance notice to upcoming speed limit change.

    Speed Reduction Sign
  • Yield Ahead

    Yield sign ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop at yield sign or adjust speed to traffic.

    Yield Ahead
  • Traffic Signal Ahead

    Alerts you to traffic signals at the intersection ahead. Slow down; poor visibility is likely.

    Traffic Signal Ahead
  • Stop Sign Ahead

    Slow down and be ready to stop at the stop sign.

    Stop Sign Ahead
  • Two-Way Traffic Ahead

    The one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic; there will be oncoming traffic.

  • Roundabout Circle

    Provides advance notice of a roundabout. Prepare to slow down and possibly yield.

    Roundabout Circle