Sign of the week: Yield signs

Sign of the Week is a weekly feature here on the SenSen Driving School blog that demystifies some common head-scratching signs you’ll see as a driver.

Yieldsign

Whenever you see this sign, it means you must yield to the traffic of the through road to continue as they have the right-of-way. In other words, the cars on the through road get to go first.

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Traffic circles: What are they for, and how to navigate them

trafficcircle

Traffic circles are typically found in residential neighborhoods and/or small streets. The purpose of traffic circles in intersections is to slow down traffic without using two-way or four-way stops to stop the flow of traffic.

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Sign of the week: Designated lane markings on the road

Designated lane markings on the road

During your road test, your examiner may ask you to change lanes into a lane where it becomes a designated lane to either turn right or left. You need to pay special attention here because it is sometimes very easy to miss the signs with them being on the ground.

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How do you drive around a cul-de-sac?

Culdesac

This week, we will be discussing how to properly drive around a cul-de-sac.

Designed so you can turn your car around without backing up, a cul-de-sac is a street that’s closed at one end. You’ll typically find cul-de-sacs in residential neighborhoods, so you need to watch out for hazards such as children playing or other cars coming out of driveways.

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Road markings: White lines

This week we will be discussing white lines.

White lines appear on the ground to divide traffic going in the same direction. White lines can also be used to mark stopping positions for stop signs or red lights and crosswalks.

As a driver, you need to keep track of white lines on the road because they help you stay in your own lane. There are different types of white lines you need to be aware of.

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