Chicago suburb started installing second
traffic signs below the normal ones. The new traffic signs are meant to grab drivers' attention by showing unusual traffic sign messages, like "Stop ... in the name of love" and "Stop ... right there pilgrim". Mayor Dave Heilmann said the "strange sign" campaign is mainly meant for "busy" people who are using iPods, blackberries, and cell phones while driving, and need to see something fresh and unusual to concentrate their attention.
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for the communication of particular information to the participants of
Traffic signs are divided into seven types:
*Warning Signs. They are in a triangular shape. Background - white,
picture - black. Red border. The participants of road traffic are
warned of dangers.
*Priority signs. Regulate the discipline of cross roads and narrow
roads. They are of different in shapes.
*Prohibitory signs. Shape - round, background - white, picture color -
black. Prohibition of some particular actions (for example, U-turn);
Prohibition of movements of some transport vehicles (for example, ban
for movement of tractors)
*Mandatory signs. Shape - round, background - blue, pictures - white.
Prescribes some particular actions to the traffic participants for
*Special regulation signs. Informs the participants of the road
traffic about the character of the road, position of the tract
movements etc. Signs of direction indications, distances, kilometer
signs, signs with city names and river names come under this category.
Shape - square or rectangle, background color - generally blue (rarely
- green), picture color usually white.
*Service Signs. Inform the participants of road traffic movements
regarding different services: fuel filling stations, hotels, motels.
Shape - rectangular, background color - white, picture color - black,
*Additional Information Signs (panels) - These are additional signs to
the above listed categories. They are not used separately. Confirms
the usage of the basic signs in a particular time (for example, only
in working days) or they are applied to some particular category of
transport vehicles (for example, only for trucks), or provides some
other additional information. Shape - rectangular, background color -
white, picture color - black, border - black.