Nova Scotia Driving Test Signs1

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Question 1
s7
A
Bump 120 meters ahead
B
Stop 150 meters ahead
C
Traffic lights ahead: slow down
D
Railway crossing ahead
Question 1 Explanation: 
This sign is used to warn drivers that they are approaching a regulated intersection. This sign usually appears when an intersection is “hidden”, for example, by a sharp curve in a road. Drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop.
Question 2
s4
A
Pedestrian control sign
B
School area ahead
C
Flagman on duty ahead
D
Road work ahead
Question 2 Explanation: 
Construction ahead. Drivers should adjust speed and be prepared to stop if necessary. Use caution when driving as there may be construction workers on duty. Be alert and watch for other related construction signs.
Question 3
s3
A
Stop sign ahead
B
Dead-end street ahead
C
Slow-moving vehicle (travelling less than 40 km/h)
D
Yield right-of-way to vehicle ahead
Question 3 Explanation: 
Tractors, farm machinery, or any heavy “equipment” vehicles which travel at speeds of 40km/h or less must display this “Slow-Moving Vehicle” sign. When approaching a vehicle displaying this sign, drivers should slow down and be prepared to drive at a lower speed. Drivers must not pass until it is legal and safe to do so.
Question 4
s5
A
Hidden intersection ahead
B
Traffic island ahead
C
Do not turn left at the intersection
D
Right turn only at the intersection
Question 4 Explanation: 
Do not turn left at the intersection. Drivers should plan their route in advance. Even if a GPS says to turn left, do not turn left at the intersection. Find an alternate route to the destination that does not involve a left turn at the intersection.
Question 5
s2
A
Road turns right, then left
B
Pass other traffic on the right
C
Winding road ahead
D
Keep to the right of the traffic island
Question 5 Explanation: 
This sign indicates drivers must remain to the right of the traffic island. Traffic islands are used to divide a roadway into two separate sections, often at intersections.
Question 6
s28
A
Bumpy road ahead
B
Danger: hunting area ahead
C
Winding road ahead
D
Pavement is slippery when wet: slow down and drive with caution
Question 6 Explanation: 
Pavement is slippery when wet. Slow down and drive with caution when the pavement is wet. Sudden sharp braking in wet conditions may result in skids, fishtailing, or even spin outs. Use caution when braking.
Question 7
s24
A
Two lanes ahead: both lanes travel in the same direction
B
Road turns to the right
C
Road turns to the left
D
Merge Ahead
Question 7 Explanation: 
Two-lane section of highway ahead. Slower drivers should keep to the right. Drivers who wish to travel faster (within the speed limit) should pass on the left in the extra lane, then move back to the right lane. Smaller highways often have passing lanes at regular intervals to allow faster traffic to pass under safer conditions. Drivers should be aware that oncoming traffic may also use the extra lane to pass if conditions permit and are safe. “Keep Right Except to Pass” is the general rule when travelling in any situation where there are two or more lanes of traffic travelling in the same direction.
Question 8
s25
A
Winding road ahead
B
Crosswalk ahead
C
Sharp turn guides
D
Exit to the right
Question 8 Explanation: 
This sign warns drivers that there is a sharp curve in the road head. Adjust speed if needed.
Question 9
s17
A
Prohibited sign
B
Traffic circle ahead
C
Local traffic only
D
Entry to roadway prohibited
Question 9 Explanation: 
This sign prohibits an action. The action prohibited varies, depending on the sign. For example, if the sign includes a left turn arrow, the sign means “No Left Turns”.
Question 10
s23
A
Danger: road ends
B
Keep right
C
Sharp turn or bend in the road in the direction of the arrow
D
Winding road ahead
Question 10 Explanation: 
Sharp turn or bend in the road in the direction of the arrow. Slow down and be careful.
Question 11
s27
A
Steep hill ahead: be prepared to use a lower gear if necessary
B
Pavement ends 12 feet ahead
C
Safety check ahead
D
Bumpy road ahead
Question 11 Explanation: 
Steep hill ahead. Drivers should be prepared to brake, and may need to change to a lower gear. The number on the sign indicates the grade (steepness) of the hill.
Question 12
s6
A
U-turn prohibited
B
Left turn prohibited
C
Right turn prohibited
D
Road slippery when wet
Question 12 Explanation: 
Do not make a U-turn along this section of the road. Drivers should plan their route in advance. Even if a GPS says to make a U-turn, do not make a U-turn. Find an alternate route to the destination that does not involve making a U-turn.
Question 13
s8
A
School zone: watch for children playing
B
Destination board
C
Provincial park notification
D
Pedestrian control sign
Question 13 Explanation: 
This sign shows directions to nearby towns or cities. In this case, continue on the road to get to Barrie; turn left at the intersection to travel to Orillia; turn right to go to Midland.
Question 14
s19
A
No trucks
B
Route for large trucks
C
Permissive sign
D
Traffic circle ahead
Question 14 Explanation: 
This sign permits an action. The action permitted varies, depending on the sign. For example, if the sign includes a bicycle, the sign means that bicycles are permitted to use the roadway.
Question 15
s26
A
Pavement narrows ahead
B
Hidden intersection ahead
C
Divided highway ahead
D
One-way street ahead
Question 15 Explanation: 
Pavement narrows ahead. Drive with caution.
Question 16
s21
A
Railroad crossing ahead
B
Pedestrian crossing: be prepared to stop and yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
C
Pedestrians or vehicles may not enter the roadway
D
Deer crossing ahead
Question 16 Explanation: 
Pedestrians may be crossing the road ahead. Be prepared to stop and yield right-of-way to pedestrians. On multi-lane roads, do not pass other vehicles in this area.
Question 17
s9
A
Regulatory sign
B
School vehicles turning left ahead
C
School crosswalk sign
D
Caution: school bus crossing
Question 17 Explanation: 
When travelling on a multi-lane road, slower traffic must use the right lane(s). The left lane(s) is (are) intended for vehicles that are passing other, slower traffic. Use the left lane to pass, then pull over to the right lane and travel in the right lane.
Question 18
s18
A
Hidden intersection ahead
B
Road slippery when wet
C
Winding road ahead
D
Narrow road ahead
Question 18 Explanation: 
Road winds ahead. Be prepared to reduce speed; watch for oncoming traffic.
Question 19
s15
A
Rural school zone ahead
B
End of 50 km per hour zone
C
Speed limit changes ahead
D
Maximum speed 50 km/h from this sign to the next
Question 19 Explanation: 
The speed limit changes to 50 km/h ahead. Drivers should be prepared to adjust their speed accordingly.
Question 20
s11
A
Railway crossing ahead: be alert for trains
B
4-way intersection ahead: through traffic may proceed
C
Pedestrian crosswalk ahead: yield to pedestrians
D
Hospital zone ahead: yield to oncoming traffic
Question 20 Explanation: 
Railway crossing ahead. Be alert for trains. The sign also indicates the angle at which the railway tracks cross. In this case, the symbol for the road and the symbol for the railway cross at 90◦, which indicates that the railway tracks cross at a 90◦ angle to the road.
Question 21
s13
A
Right turn lane
B
Left turn lane
C
No parking from arrows to corner
D
Danger ahead: veer to the right
Question 21 Explanation: 
Traffic in this lane must turn right. Drivers should plan their routes ahead and be certain to choose the correct lane.
Question 22
s14
A
No stopping in the area between the signs
B
Approaching vehicles must stop, then may proceed with caution
C
No entry into intersection
D
There are no stop signs in the direction of the arrows: proceed with caution
Question 22 Explanation: 
These signs occur in pairs or groups. Drivers are not permitted to stop between these signs.
Question 23
s1
A
Drivers must come to a complete stop
B
Stop only if other vehicles are approaching
C
Stop 150 meters ahead
D
Bump 150 meters ahead
Question 23 Explanation: 
Drivers must stop the vehicle completely by applying the brakes firmly and ensuring that the vehicle has stopped moving. "Pausing" the vehicle by braking slightly, then continuing through the intersection without stopping completely (also known as a "rolling stop") is not considered a complete stop. Drivers who do not come to a complete stop can be charged by the police. Once the vehicle is fully stopped, drivers should wait until the way is clear before entering the intersection.
Question 24
s16
A
Yield: give the right-of-way
B
School zone ahead
C
Railway crossing ahead
D
Oncoming traffic must stop
Question 24 Explanation: 
Drivers must give the right-of-way to other traffic. Drivers must stop if necessary, and proceed only when the way is clear.
Question 25
s29
A
Steep hill ahead
B
Hidden intersection ahead
C
Pedestrian crossing ahead
D
Right lane ends ahead
Question 25 Explanation: 
Right lane ends ahead. Drivers should merge into the left lane. Be certain to signal, complete a proper shoulder check, and change to the left lane when it is safe to do so.
Question 26
s10
A
Bridge or Viaduct ahead
B
Bump or uneven pavement on the road ahead: slow down
C
Construction zone
D
Construction zone ahead: slow down
Question 26 Explanation: 
Bump or uneven pavement on the road ahead. Slow down and maintain control of the vehicle.
Question 27
s30
A
Steep hill ahead: be prepared to use a lower gear if necessary
B
Watch for fallen rock: be prepared to avoid rocks that may have fallen on the road
C
Construction zone ahead
D
Road closed ahead due to fallen rocks
Question 27 Explanation: 
Rocks may have fallen onto the road. Use caution when driving along this section of the roadway. Be prepared to stop or use avoidance measures to go around any rocks on the road.
Question 28
s20
A
Playground area sign
B
Direction sign for children
C
Children playing in residential area
D
School zone
Question 28 Explanation: 
Watch for children. Be prepared to stop and yield right-of-way to children. Obey the directions of any crossing guard or school safety patroller.
Question 29
s22
A
Keep left
B
Do not enter this road
C
Do not pass
D
Keep right
Question 29 Explanation: 
Vehicles are not permitted to enter this road. Drivers should plan their routes ahead. Even if a GPS indicates that the driver should enter the road, drivers are not permitted to enter. Find an alternate route to the destination.
Question 30
s12
A
Road under construction
B
Divided highway ends
C
Narrow bridge ahead
D
Divided roadway ahead
Question 30 Explanation: 
Divided highway begins. Each direction has its own road. Keep to the right-hand road. The “new” road may have more than one lane, but all lanes travel in the same direction.
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