Getting ready to take the Oklahoma permit test?
Still not confident about the road sign questions?
Or maybe you just want to refresh your memory to avoid getting ticketed or to be a safer driver.
Whatever the case, we’re going to run you through the Oklahoma road signs. We’ll look at:
- Traffic signs
- Traffic signals
- Pavement markings
We’ll even include images for visual aid.
There are a lot of road signs, so we better get started!
Oklahoma Traffic Signs
When it comes to traffic signs, there are a whole bunch of them with different purposes.
Some signs direct you on where to go and what to do.
Some signs give you regulations, such as speed limits.
Still, some signs warn you of hazards ahead.
Thankfully, it’s easy to identify what sign is which by its color and shape.
Oklahoma Traffic Signs – Colors and Shapes
|Red||Stop, yield, or “not allowed” passing/turning.|
|Green||Gives a direction.|
|Yellow||Warns of a hazard ahead.|
|White||Rgulations or instructions.|
|Orange||Warning sign for construction or maintenance.|
|Blue||Services and facilities nearby.|
|Brown||Recreational, cultural, and scenic directions.|
Like colors, the shape gives you an idea of what the sign says. The shapes help you know what to do even if you’re far away.
Some of the most common signs you’ll see are red. These come in different shapes, but they will often tell you to stop or yield. Here are some examples of those signs:
|Stop||Make a complete stop. This is often found at intersections. You must stop before the sign and in front of a crosswalk.|
|4-Way / All Way||Found below a stop sign to tell you where traffic is coming from at the intersection ahead.|
|Yield||Yield the right of way to pedestrians and other motorists.|
|“No”||You are not allowed to do what’s on the sign.|
For example, if there is a left arrow with a red dash — that means NO left turn allowed.
In Oklahoma, regulatory signs are usually black and white on a rectangle. They tell you what you can and can’t do.
When you see these signs, it means that the law requires you to follow them. Violating these laws may lead to a fine or points on your driver’s license.
|Speed limit||Indicates the maximum speed you can drive.|
|Left lane for turning/going straight||The leftmost lane is meant for those turning left while the middle lanes are for vehicles either going left or straight.|
|Right lane for turning/going straight||The rightmost lane is meant for those turning right while the middle lanes are for vehicles either going right or straight.|
|Must turn left||Vehicles in this lane must turn left.|
|Straight only||No turning is allowed.|
|Center lane for left turns||The center lane is only for those who are turning left. You can’t pass on this lane.|
|Keep right||Keep right of the divider or the lane.|
|Do not enter||You are not allowed to enter the road ahead.|
|No right turn||You cannot make a right turn.|
|No U-turn||You cannot make a U-turn in the area.|
|No trucks||Trucks are not allowed.|
|No bicycles||Bicycles are not allowed.|
|No passing zone||You cannot pass vehicles on this roadway. Do not cross the line.|
You can easily spot warning signs with their yellow color and diagonal shape.
As you already know, these warn you of a hazard ahead.
As a general rule, you need to slow down and be cautious when you see these signs.
|Traffic signal ahead. Be prepared to stop.|
|The road is slippery when wet. Do not make sudden turns, stops, or increase in speeds. Brake gently.|
|Clearance sign. Vehicles higher than the numbers posted are not allowed to pass.|
|Divided highway ends ahead.|
|Divided highway starts ahead. Keep right.|
|The road curves one way and then the other way. Slow down and do not pass.|
|Two roadways come together ahead. There is no need to merge.|
|Two-way traffic ahead. Drive in the right-hand lane.|
|Road ahead makes a sharp turn. Slow down and keep right.|
|A side road enters the highway ahead. Watch for traffic merging.|
|There is a crossroad ahead. Look right and left and pass only when it is safe.|
|The road ahead makes a gentle curve to the right. Slow down and don’t pass.|
|Right lane ends ahead. Prepare to merge.|
|Pedestrian crossing. Slow down and prepare to stop. You must yield to pedestrians.|
|Winding road ahead. Drive slowly and do not pass.|
|Other traffic may be moving into your lane. Merge safely.|
|Ice may have formed on the bridge. Slow down and be careful.|
|The road has loose gravel and can be dangerous. Slow down and increase following distance.|
|School zone. Children might be crossing the road, always follow the speed limit.|
|School zone crossing. Stop and wait for all children to pass.|
|The dirt on the side of the pavement is soft. Stay off it.|
|There is a low dip on the road. Be alert and avoid the area.|
|Traffic can pass on either side of the island.|
|Steep hill ahead. If using manual transmission, you may shift to a lower gear to slow your vehicle.|
|Deer crossing. Watch both sides of the road and prepare to stop or slow down.|
|Bicycle crossing. Watch both sides of the road and prepare to stop or slow down.|
|Farm machinery. Watch both sides of the road and prepare to stop or slow down.|
|Stop sign ahead.|
|Trucks will start entering the highway ahead. Slow down and watch out for them.|
|Two-lane narrow bridge or culvert ahead.|
|Pavement changes to dirt or low-grade surface.|
|The road narrows ahead, so reduce speed.|
|Sharp drop from the pavement edge to the shoulder. If you need to leave the pavement, steer firmly.|
|There are grooves on the pavement ahead to reduce slippery surfaces. Use caution.|
|There is a bump on the road ahead. Slow down to reduce the jolt.|
|Reflector placed to show the edge of the road.|
|This reflector shows where the road lies.|
|Reflector placed in front of an obstruction.|
|Pedestrian lane for persons with disabilities.|
|“T” intersection ahead. You are required to turn right or left only.|
|Reflector placed on the sides of narrow bridges to indicate obstructions.|
|Placed on curves to illuminate the road. Slow down and keep right.|
|Pass to the left.|
|Pass to the right.|
|Railroad crossing ahead. You have to stop within 15-50 feet of the first track. All vehicles are required to stop, even school buses and trucks.|
|Railroad crossbucks indicate the number of tracks ahead. Stop and listen for oncoming trains.|
|Flashing lights on a railroad crossbuck indicate that a train is coming. Make a complete stop and only proceed if the gate (if any) has been raised and the lights stop.|
Construction and Maintenance Signs
Orange signs are warning signs used for construction and maintenance.
Some areas will have yellow flashing lights telling you where you can pass.
If you see these signs, slow down and be cautious. Passing and speeding are not allowed. Also, look out for people working in the area.
|Road construction ahead. Drive slowly and be cautious when passing the construction/maintenance site.|
|Take a detour based on the sign.|
|Lane closed, follow the arrows for the detour.|
|Make a stop. Do not go right or left until the flagger tells you to do so.|
|Proceed with caution and slow down.|
|Channeling devices direct the flow of traffic in a work zone.|
Guide signs are either green or white. They give information on roads and places. They also mark exits, parks, and distances from nearby places.
Here are some examples of guide signs:
Service signs, on the other hand, give directions to facilities. These include restaurants, lodging, gas stations, and handicapped parking spaces.
They will be in blue, rectangular signs.
|International symbols for the disabled||Do not park in a space marked for the disabled unless you have a disabled license plate or windshield identification card.|
|Litter barrel||Only lawful place where you can throw your trash. They are often found in picnic areas and toll stations.|
|Other service signs||Indicate where service areas are on the highway.|
Oklahoma Traffic Signals
Okay, now let’s move on to traffic signals.
As a driver, we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with these already.
But it’s still a good idea to go over it.
Traffic signals control the movement of traffic. They tell you when to stop and go. They also indicate when you can make a turn at the intersection.
|Green light||You can cross the intersection or make a turn except when turns are not allowed. Cross when it is safe to do so.|
|Yellow light||This is a warning that the red light is about to turn on. If you haven’t entered the intersection, slow down and prepare to stop.|
|Red light||Make a complete stop before the intersection or before the crosswalk.|
|Green arrows||You are free to make a turn. Only turn when the green turn arrow is on and the road signs do not prohibit turning in that direction.|
|Flashing red light||Make a stop before entering the intersection. Check if it’s safe to pass before entering.|
|Flashing yellow light||Slow down and look in both directions before crossing.|
|Walk||You may leave the curb to cross.|
|Flashing don’t walk sign||Don’t leave the curb. If you already crossed, cross quickly.|
|Don’t walk||Do not leave the curb.|
Lane Control Signals
|Red lane signal||Don’t use the lane.|
|Yellow lane signal||If the light is steady, clear the lane as it’s about to turn red. |
If the light is flashing, you may take a left turn.
|Green lane signal||You may use the lane.|
Oklahoma Pavement Markings
Other than road signs and traffic lights, pavement markings are there to help you know where you can pass and in what direction to go.
|Yellow broken line||Two-lane, two-way traffic where you can pass.|
|Yellow double solid line||Two-lane, two-way traffic where you cannot pass on both sides.|
|Yellow broke and solid lines||Two-lane, two-way traffic where you cannot pass if you are at the side of the solid line.|
|White lines||White lines indicate traffic going in the same direction. |
White dashed lines – passing is allowed
White solid line – indicates the side of the road OR separates lanes — passing not allowed.
Yes, that was a lot.
But if you want to be a safe driver…
Or maybe you want to avoid those annoying tickets…
Or maybe you want to pass your permit test on the first try…
Then it’s important to study these Oklahoma road signs, signals, and markings.
Of course, you need to obey them, too.
Always be a safe and responsible driver!