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No passing zone sign: what does it mean?

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A No Passing Zone Sign, featuring white background and black diagonal stripes, indicates areas where overtaking other vehicles is prohibited. Common in locations with limited visibility, like curves or hills, it ensures safety by preventing unsafe passing attempts.

Shape: pennant shaped
No passing zone signs are pennant shaped, meaning that the sign tapers into a horizontally oriented isosceles triangle shape.
Location: roads and highways
Located on the left-hand side of roads and highways to warn drivers that they are entering a no-passing zone.
Color: yellow and black
Real-life examples

No passing zone signs in the wild

Things To Remember

  • No passing zone signs indicate that you are entering a no passing zone so make sure not to try and pass other vehicles.
  • These signs are meant to warn drivers that there are unseen hazards ahead, such as driveways and intersections that could result in a collision.
  • This will always be located on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Make sure to obey all warning signs as they indicate a special situation or hazard that lies ahead.

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