Do You Know What to Do at This Traffic Sign?

Common Road Signs United States by driversprep.com

Can You Answer this Question?

You approach this traffic sign. What should you do?

  A. Always come to a full stop.
  B. Change lanes and expect a school bus to turn around on the roadway.
  C. Be prepared to slow down and stop, if necessary.

Correct answer is found at the end of this post.

Traffic Signs on Your DMV test

Not all US traffic signs will appear on your written knowledge test, or even in your driver handbook. You are still responsible for knowing all signs and how to react to them. When taking the road test, your exterminator may ask you if you know the meaning of a traffic sign you pass, if he or she believes that you do not know the answer. So you better be well prepared.

School Bus Stop Ahead

This fluorescent yellow-green School Bus Stop Ahead is a fairly new sign. It is important to know that it is not used everywhere, only where it is most needed. You should not expect to see the sign in urban areas with low speed limits or where a stopped school bus can be easily seen from a distance.

Instead, expect to see the sign where a stopped school bus may be hidden behind a curve or not visible because of buildings and outside city limits where speed limits are higher.

What You Should Do

Anytime children may be present, you should adjust your speed and be alert. Watch for children and a stopped school bus ahead.

Slow down and stop, when necessary.

Remember, if school bus is stopped for loading or unloading children on your side of the roadway ahead, you must always come to a full stop behind the bus. You must remain stopped until the school bus starts moving again, or until red lights stop flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn.

Answer to DMV Question

Correct answer is C (Be prepared to slow down and stop, if necessary).

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