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Shapes and Colors of Common Road Signs


You will encounter a variety of road signs while driving in Texas. Shapes and colors identify the type of information on the sign to help you safely reach your destination.

Warning signs

  • Yellow or orange background
  • Usually round, diamond, or pentagon shape
  • Indicates unexpected conditions or changes

right lane ends warning sign

Regulatory signs

  • Red, black or white background
  • Usually triangle, octagon, or vertical rectangle shape
  • Displays traffic laws

left lane for passing only regulatory sign

Point of interest signs

  • Green, blue or brown background
  • Usually horizontal rectangle shape
  • Provides helpful or interesting information

adopt-a-highway point of interest sign