Definition of traffic sign in English:

traffic sign


  • A sign conveying information, an instruction, or a warning to drivers.

    • ‘A traffic sign, on the street, does not have multiple meanings.’
    • ‘The traffic sign forbidding the new car drivers are placed at the entrance of the elevated highways.’
    • ‘So why does York's wonderful electric traffic sign still insist there are 80 car park spaces available at the long-closed site?’
    • ‘I don't want to read every single pamphlet, instruction card or traffic sign in ten different languages.’
    • ‘An irrelevant sight (such as a dog jumping behind a fence) may distract them so they fail to notice important cues, such as brake lights or traffic signs.’
    • ‘Next, we saw a traffic sign reading, ‘Slough Trading Estate,’ Slough being a small city 20 kilometres west of London.’
    • ‘On one occasion the traffic sign is incorporated into the image itself.’
    • ‘The mansion is mock-baronial, complete with zoo and waterfall, grotto and shady cypresses, cinema and hot tubs and a traffic sign on the driveway that reads ‘Playmates at Play’.’
    • ‘Rather, it would have ended up with traffic sign boards and writings of road safety measures on the highways.’
    • ‘Perhaps if drivers complied with the traffic signs there would have been no need to close Netherlands Avenue but now the road is closed there can be no excuse.’
    • ‘With the other hand, she tapped a yellow sign made in the shape of a yield to traffic sign.’
    • ‘It was thought the standstill had been caused by a traffic sign that had fallen over further along the northbound carriageway.’
    • ‘Neighbours have tied floral tributes around a traffic sign near the scene of the accident.’
    • ‘I have spoken to the traffic department and they are going to renew and replace the traffic signs warning drivers of the bend as well as putting anti-skid patches on the road.’
    • ‘For example, a traffic sign may indicate ‘no right turn’.’
    • ‘The offences of failure to comply with a traffic sign or a temporary road prohibition carries penalty points and a fine.’
    • ‘Mr. Brown argued that the ticket should be waived because the offending traffic sign was not bilingual (though the offender did not speak French either).’
    • ‘In countries or regions were two or more languages are used, the typical traffic sign is very often a pictogram with no writing on it.’
    • ‘The Commissioner of Main Roads may erect, establish or display, and may alter or take down any traffic sign or traffic-control signal.’
    • ‘Remove all boards except traffic signs from the roadside.’
    notice, signpost, signboard, warning sign, road sign
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