Understand Florida Rectangle Road Signs

This section of the Florida Drivers Handbook includes photos of Florida road signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings and explains each of them.

Topics Addressed in this section of the Florida Driver Handbook include:

Florida Drivers Handbook — Traffic Rectangle Signals

Ch. 4 Traffic Rectangle Signals

Rectangle: Regulatory or Information

These signs tell you the law, so you must follow their instructions.

Remember that a red circle with a slash means NO. The sign shows you what is not allowed.

No Sign

NO U-TURN — You cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction where this sign is displayed. No U-turn.

No U Turn Sign

You must not make a right turn at this intersection.

No Right Turn Sign

50 miles per hour is the highest speed you can safely travel in this area.

Speed Limit 50 Sign

You cannot go straight ahead. You must turn either to the right or left.

Cannot Go Straight Sign

You are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp. Do not drive past this sign. Turn around immediately.

Wrong Way Sign

A divided highway is ahead. Stay on the right side of the divider.

Divided Highway Ahead Sign

Parking in this space is only for vehicles displaying an official permit and transporting a disabled person.

Handicap Sign

You may travel only in the direction of the arrow.

One Way Sign

This sign lists the maximum recommended safe speed for an entrance or exit on an expressway. Slow down to whatever speed is shown.

Ramp 30 MPH Sign

You may not turn right or left during the red light. You must wait for the signal to turn green.

No Turn On Red Sign

A diamond-shaped marking shows that a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles. The lanes are usually reserved for buses or car-pool vehicles during rush hour traffic. Other diamond signs are used to designate bicycle lanes.

Restricted Lane Ahead Sign

The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.

Center Lane Ahead

You must not pass any other vehicles going in the same direction as you are while you are in this area.

Do Not Pass Sign

When you have passed this sign, you are again permitted to pass other vehicles with care.

Pass With Care Sign

Traffic in left lane must turn left at the intersection ahead.

Left Lane Must Turn Left Sign

Stopping permitted only for emergencies.

Emergency Stopping Only

You are approaching an area where a speed zone has been established.

Speed Zone Ahead Sign

At the intersection ahead traffic in left lane must turn left and traffic in adjoining lane may turn left or continue straight ahead.

Left Lane Turn Only Sign

This sign is used on multiple lane highways to advise slower driving traffic to stay in the right hand lane; and also to do so when approached from behind by other traffic even if you are doing the speed limit.

Slower Traffic Keep Right Sign

This marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming toward you. You must not enter the one-way roadway at this point.

Wrong Way Sign

You must not turn either to the right or to the left at this intersection.

No Turns Sign

If you park, you must always park off the pavement of the highway.

No Parking On Pavement Sign

When entering a right turn lane motorists will conflict with bicycle through movements. Always yield.

Begin Right Turn Lane Sign

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