How to learn road signs and traffic rules

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How to learn road signs and traffic rules
Learn the road signs and traffic rules to be a safe driver. (Road sign image by Alyona Bocharova from

Understanding the road signs and the rules of the road is essential if you want to be a safe driver. Signs help maintain the traffic flow in order to avoid accidents. Throughout the United States, most states make use of the same signs and use the same traffic rules, but there may be slight variations. Each state has its own Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that makes regulations. You'll need to understand the signs and traffic rules if you want to pass the driver's test.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

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    Study the official guidebook from the DMV. You can get a copy of this book from the DMV or it may be available on the state's DMV website. Read through this book and ask yourself the study questions. Questions for the driving test will be based on this book.

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    Take a driver's education class. These classes are often available through your high school or through private organisations. The advantage to taking a driver's education class is that you'll get practice on the road in addition to class time to study the traffic rules.

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    Test your knowledge with games. If you think you know all of the traffic signs and the rules of the road, test your knowledge with a driving simulation game.

Tips and warnings

  • The road signs and rules are different for each country. If you will be driving overseas, look for a guide to driving in that country before you get started.

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