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No passing zone sign: what does it mean?

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The pennant-shaped yellow and black traffic sign marks the beginning of an area where you may not pass other vehicles. (a "no passing" zone).

Passing areas are based on how far a driver can see ahead. They account for unseen hazards such as driveways, intersections, and other places where another vehicle may enter the road ahead. The no passing zone sign is meant to mark where drivers cannot safely pass.

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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