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Merge sign: what does it mean?

Discover the Merge sign.

Meaning, definition, shape, location, color, and more.

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The merge sign is a regulatory sign. Drivers who encounter a merge sign are warned that two separate roadways will converge into one lane ahead. The merging traffic sign will typically indicate which lane should be merging into the other. Drivers on the main highway should be aware of merging vehicles. Merging vehicles must yield to traffic on the main highway.

Shape: Diamond
A diamond shaped sign with an arrow in the middle.
Location: Ahead of an area where two roads merge
A merging traffic sign is located before an area where two separate roads converge into one.
Color: Yellow and black
Yellow background with a black arrow icon in the middle.
Real-life examples

Merge signs in the wild

Things To Remember

  • Merge signs indicate the drivers should be prepared to merge with vehicles on a separate road.
  • The merging traffic sign will use an arrow to show which roadway is merging.
  • The vehicles on the bigger roadway have the right of way but should be considerate of merging vehicles.

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