No matter where you’re going, you’re bound to come across a few road signs. These signs are installed by the state and local governments to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. Many of them are also installed to make navigation and travel easier.

There are a wide variety of road signs that are used, and some places even have custom road signs that you won’t find anywhere else. For the most part though, road signs look alike. This is because there are some regulations as well as accepted practices regarding what colors, shapes, and sizes to use for different types of signs. This makes it easy for people to understand what a sign is saying even when they aren’t able to read it. This is useful for situations when the weather lowers visibility, and it also helps foreign drivers and others who have trouble reading English.

Besides regulatory traffic signs and warning signs, a lot of road signs are used to provide information. For example, marker signs are used to tell people or remind them what highway they are on. This can be very useful for long drives, and it can also help a driver who just went through some confusing exits and is unsure where they are going.

In addition to markers, there are other useful signs that inform drivers how far cities are or which direction to go to reach different places. You will also find road signs on highways that indicate that you are close to historic landmarks, rest areas, and even signs that list the fast food restaurants and hotels that are close by. All of these signs are great ways to put driver’s mind at ease and help make traveling and long road trips easier than they’ve ever been before. Next time you’re behind the wheel, try to notice all the times that road signs make your commute a little bit easier.