Knowing The Signs Quiz What shape do work zone warning signs have? Diamond Rectangle Triangle Oval What color are work zone warning signs? White letters or symbols on red background Black letters or symbols on yellow background Black letters or symbols on orange background Black letters or symbols on red background What does this sign mean? Merge immediately Right lane closed ahead Edge drop off Lane shifts ahead What does this sign mean? Stop ahead Reduce speed ahead Pull over Flagger ahead What does this sign mean? Workers in or near the roadway Beware of potholes! Pick up after your pet Dirt (or other material) piled on or next to the roadway You are driving on a multilane highway in the far-right lane. What should you do when you see this arrow panel display on the shoulder up ahead? Check your speed and merge left as soon as it’s safe Slow way down and prepare to allow the vehicles on your left to merge into your lane Stay in your lane until you are very close to the arrow panel and the point where the lane closes Speed up and try to get ahead of all the traffic in the lane to your left; then merge quickly after signaling Work zone signs are in effect: Only when actual work is being done Only when workers are present Only when workers or equipment are present At all times In addition to displaying a stop sign or a flag, how does a flagger indicate that you should stop? Steps in front of your car Waves hand high above head Extends arm directly in front of body with palm toward you Places a cone in the middle of the open lane Which of these flagger figures is indicating that you should stop your car? Which of the following is NOT a purpose of orange-and-white-striped drums, cones, tubular markers, vertical panels or barricades (“channelizing devices”)? Separate you from the work space Warn you about work activities in or near the roadway Guide you safely through work zones Indicate stopping places within work zones You are driving in a work zone on a 2-lane expressway. The outside lane—to your right—is closed, but you want to exit to the right up ahead. You just passed some workers and equipment, but there are still orange drums between your lane and the one to the right. You wonder if you will be able to get to the exit that you need to take. What should you do? If the lane to your right looks clear ahead—and there’s no big drop-off or anything—turn on your right-turn signal and move into that lane as far ahead of the exit as possible. Just be careful not to hit any drums Maintain proper speed. Watch the signs, looking to see if your exit is open or closed. Then follow the signs’ directions, moving into the lane to your right if and when indicated. Be sure to signal your move It’s okay to steer between the drums and move into the lane to your right as long as you can clearly see that there are no workers, equipment or other obstacles in it. But slow way down and wait to move over until you are right at the exit Since you’re in a work zone, it’s best to forget about exiting. Wait until the work zone ends, then take the next exit and follow another route to your destination If you see a row of channelizing devices in the work zone, like the panel shown here, what is it indicating that you should do? Merge to the right up ahead Keep to the left of the row of panels Stay to the right of the row of panels Steer clear of the hazard marked by the panels What do the arrow displays below tell you to do? Merge right (change lanes) Turn right after you pass the arrow display Shift right (stay in your lane) Beware of hazard on right side of road What is the message of a flashing display like either one of these? Stay in your lane Caution Trucks crossing the roadway ahead Uneven lanes When you drive into a work zone, which of the following is NOT a message you are likely to see on a portable changeable message sign? Road alignment information Road work scheduling information Time and temperature information A warning about traffic routing What does this sign indicate? 2-lane shift 2-way traffic Narrow lanes ahead Slippery surface! What should you do when you are driving in the far-right lane in a work zone on a multilane highway and you see this sign ahead? If possible, exit the work zone immediately Merge to your right when the coast is clear Wait until you are as close as possible to the closed lanes before merging two lanes to the left Turn left signal on, watch for an opening, and merge two lanes to the left—one lane at a time Which of the following is NOT a purpose for a row of traffic control devices—like the drum shown here—in a work zone? To warn you about work activities in or near the roadway To guide you safely through the work zone To signal that workers are actually present and working on the job To separate you and other traffic from the actual work space Since pavement markings—painted or taped lines—mean the same thing whether in a work zone or normal stretch of roadway, how should you interpret solid (continuous) white lines that border your lane in a work zone? Stay in my lane—don’t cross a solid line Okay to change lanes, but do so cautiously They mean that the lane you’re in is for truck and bus traffic only Watch out for dump trucks and other construction traffic using this lane How should you react to this sign? By driving at this speed if the other motorists do By not exceeding this speed in the work zone By driving at this speed if workers are present By not exceeding this speed if work is actually under way NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.