Signs That Are Easily Mixed Up
No other road signs create more distress on the DMV written test, than the ones in this image. 40% of all incorrect answers on road signs are related to Divided Highway Begins and Divided Highway Ends.
Learn what the signs mean and how to tell them apart.
Divided Highway Begins (A)
The Divided Highway sign means the highway ahead will be divided. You will see the sign when you approach a section of the highway where the opposing flows of traffic are separated by a median or other physical barrier.
It is not placed close to intersections, even if the intersection has a temporary median or barrier.
If you look closely at the sign, you will see barrier at the top of the sign. The top of the sign marks in which direction you are going.
Divided Highway Ends (B)
You will see the Divided Highway Ends sign before the end of a physically divided highway. It warns you that the highway ahead is no longer divided by a median or barrier.
Very soon you will enter an undivided roadway with two-way traffic. The road has traffic flowing in opposite directions separated only by pavement markings (yellow lines).
This sign has the barrier placed at the bottom of the sign. The bottom marks the direction from which you are traveling.
Two-Way Traffic (C)
The Two-Way Traffic sign may also used to warn you of the change to a two-lane, two-way section. It is placed before you approach two-lane, two-way section, but it is also placed along such a road to remind you that you share the road with oncoming traffic.
Two Other Signs That Cause Confusion
Two other road signs that are easy to mix up are Slippery When Wet and Winding Road. Learn what they mean and how to tell them apart here: Know These Two Road Signs.
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