How many driver traffic signs exist?


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There are a total of 183 driver traffic signs. The signs are divided into eight categories. There are 47 signs for warnings, 17 for railroad transit crossings, 11 for temporary traffic controls, 29 for regulations, 20 for guidance, 31 for activities and recreation, and 28 for pedestrian and bicycle warnings.

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The shape of a traffic sign contains further information about its meaning. Traffic regulations are conveyed in signs that are square or rectangular with the longer direction vertical; with two exceptions: Octagons signs for stop and inverted triangles for yield warnings. Diamond-shaped signs signify warnings. If the longer direction of a rectangular sign is horizontal, the sign provides guidance. Pentagons indicate school zones and circular signs indicate railroad crossings.

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