Types of Traffic Signs
Connecticut rules of the road, and specifically traffic signs, are used in order to ensure the safety of Connecticut motorists. Failure to follow traffic signs often results in an auto accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in Hartford, New Haven or Bridgeport that was caused by another driver who failed to obey a traffic sign, you may be eligible to file a claim to recover losses related to the crash.
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There are three types of traffic signs: regulatory signs, warning signs and sides intended to guide motorists.
As can be inferred by the name, these types of signs indicate a regulation on the road. Regulatory signs must be obeyed. Failure to obey a regulatory signs could result in a citation. Some common regulatory signs include:
- Stop signs
- Yield signs
- Speed limit signs
- Movement signs, such as “Keep Right,” one way street indicators or road closure signs
- Parking signs
Warning signs are usually yellow or orange background with black writing. These types of traffic signs usually indicate:
- Railroad crossings
- No passing zones
- School zones
- Advanced warning of road conditions ahead
Guide signs are used to inform drivers of routes, gas, food, lodging, hospitals, rest areas and other things motorists might be searching for. The color of the sign usually indicates what type of information the sign contains.
- Blue signs contain motorist services, such as gas, food, lodging, hospitals, etc.
- Green signs contain highways and route information.
- Brown signs indicate recreational areas.
An important type of traffic signs are traffic lights. As with traffic signs, there are various types of lights that indicate different things intended to keep drivers and others sharing the road safe. There are four different types of traffic lights: Progressive, Traffic Activated, Timed and Pedestrian Activated.
- Progressive Lights: These types of lights are meant to keep traffic moving at the correct speed.
- Traffic Activated Lights: These types of lights change according to traffic loads. If there is no traffic, the light will not turn green. If there are a lot of cars on the road, the green light will stay green longer. These types of lights are programmed to know what and how each intersection is set up and attempt to anticipate the traffic coming rather than responding to traffic that has just stopped.
- Timed Lights: These lights are the least expensive. They are commonly used in smaller communities. They are set to be green for a specific amount of time for each direction of traffic.
- Pedestrian Activated Lights: These types of lights aid in the crossing of busy streets. Failure to follow pedestrian activated lights often lead to auto accidents involving a pedestrian.
Contact an Experienced Connecticut Auto Accident Attorney
An auto accident can be a traumatic experience for all parties involved. When recovering from injuries incurred in a car crash, the last thing you want to worry about is your financial stability. Let us fight for justice for your losses while you focus on recuperating from the car wreck.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of anyone injured by a driver who failed to follow Connecticut traffic signs. To ensure that every injury victim is able to afford access to knowledgeable legal counsel, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm to seek recovery of your damages, there is never a cost to you unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your lawsuit, whether through a jury verdict or settlement.
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