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Slow moving vehicle sign: what does it mean?

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The slow moving vehicle sign is a warning sign. If a driver sees this sign displayed on the rear of a vehicle they are approaching, they should reduce their speed.

Shape: Triangle
Slow moving vehicle signs are a classic equilateral triangle shape.
Location: On vehicles
This sign is displayed on slow moving vehicles.
Color: Orange and red
The outside is red; the middle is orange.

Some vehicles aren’t able to keep up with surrounding traffic speeds. These slow moving vehicles can only reach a maximum of 25mph. Examples of slow moving vehicles are tractors, animal-drawn carts, and maintenance vehicles. An orange and red triangle will be displayed on the back of these vehicles to warn approaching cars of their slow speed

Real-life examples

Slow moving vehicle signs in the wild

Things To Remember

  • Slow moving vehicles can only reach a maximum of 25mph.
  • These slow vehicles will display an orange and red triangular sign as a warning.
  • Drivers approaching a vehicle with this slow moving vehicle sign should reduce their speed before they reach it.

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