How A Traffic Sign Affects Our Lives

By Grace Rivas

A traffic sign can keep you from wrecking and hurting yourself or someone else. These are not signs just for you to have some thing to entertain you. These signs are there to keep you safe and keep other people safe. If you happen to see a child crossing sign and you just ignore that sign then you could kill a small child and how would you ever live with yourself after that?

It is important that all drivers know all the traffic signs, this is why you have to know the signs in order to get your driving license. If you do not know the signs you could kill someone or yourself. These signs help all drivers know where and when they need to go. For example if there are two vehicles driving down the same street and a sign says to merge but neither car reads the sign then there is only one outcome and that is a wreck that could potentially harm someone.

There are many different traffic signs and you need to know them all. Most people that have been driving for years can usually know a traffic sign by the shape and color of the sign but it's still good to read the sign. You have different types of signs such as warning signs, restrictive signs, informative signs, priority signs and so on.

Reflective signs or glow in the dark signs are great for night time driving. Some people have trouble seeing signs at night but if the sign is glow in the dark then that problem is solved. Most signs are displayed predominately where everyone can see them but on occasion there may be a speed limit sign on a residential street that is blocked by a bush or tree. In cases like this the county or city should make sure that the sign is moved or the bush or tree is removed.

If you are not able to see a sign then you could have an accident or you may even get a ticket speeding because you didn't see the speed limit sign. If this happens you should go to court about that ticket because you are not at fault if you can not see the speed limit sign. All signs should be put in plain sight for everyone to see.

Have you ever thought about why signs are bright colors? This is so that you will see the sign easier. That is why signs are bright green, yellow or red instead of like a gray color. You would miss a gray sign but you would see a bright colored sign. Without signs our roads would be a mess.

We would not know which interstate we were on or which way to turn to get on to a certain street. You would never find anyone's home because without signs you wouldn't be able to find their street. So I for one am grateful for our traffic signs. Without them our roads would be quite chaotic.

Our lives are easier and safer due to having a traffic sign. Most of you probably never even think about the importance of a traffic sign but they are there to keep us all safe. Without signs we would wreck every time we left our houses to go some where. Without a stop sign everyone would just run into each other and that would be no good.

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