The flagger ahead sign is a temporary traffic control sign, which means the flagger is controlling the traffic ahead. A man with red flags, slow or stop paddle in his hands is directing the traffic to slow down or stop ahead in the work zone area. Therefore it is very important for drivers to follow and obey flagger instructions while traveling through work zone areas.
Flagger Ahead Sign Meaning
This sign also means that there is road construction ahead and you are approaching a work zone area. where highway construction, maintenance, or utility work is in process. In such areas, flaggers make sure to provide safe and efficient movement of traffic. This sign is posted before a certain distance depending upon the speed limit of that particular highway from the work zone area.
What does a flagger ahead sign look like
This sign looks like a diamond shape with a black legend and border on a pink or yellow background. It is also a reflective sign so that it can be visible day and night.
Where is the flagger ahead sign located?
The location of this sign depends upon the speed limit of that particular highway on which the work is in progress. The standard rules are as below
|25 mph||155 feet|
|50 mph||425 feet|
|60 mph||570 feet|
|75 mph||820 feet|
However, you may face this question in the DMV test. But there will be a few options and you have to pick one of them to reply to.
What is the maximum distance the flagger may be away from the flagger ahead sign?