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?

You have to learn all the signs to pass your driving test so that you do not hurt anyone or yourself while driving. It is also to help you know where and when you need to do something on the street while driving. If you have two vehicles that are driving down a road going the same way and a sign says to merge but neither driver reads the sign then your going to wreck.

There are many traffic signs and it is important that you know all of them. Many people that have had their license for many years usually can tell what a sign is just by the shape and color but it is still very important that you read that sign. There are different signs like restrictive signs, informative signs, priority signs, warning signs and that's just to name a few.

Some people have a hard time driving in the dark and reflective signs and glow in the dark signs help these people to see the signs at night which cuts down on the accidents. Signs are posted predominately so that all drivers can see them. However there are some signs on residential roads that are blocked by bushes or shrubs and if you can't see a speed limit sign or stop sign you could wreck or get a ticket. Any signs that are blocked should be moved by the city.

If you are not able to see a stop sign or speed limit sign then you could end up with a ticket that is not your fault. If this happens to you then you should certainly fight it in court because the sign should be where you can see it clearly.

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.

How would you know which road or interstate you were traveling on without signs? How would you find someone's house if you didn't have a street sign to help you find the street they live on? We should all be grateful for our traffic signs. Our streets would be chaotic without them.

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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