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Road and traffic signals and crossings

Belisha beacon

noun

a post with a round orange light on top that flashes on and off, used in the UK as a warning to drivers that there is a zebra crossing (=a special place where cars must stop when people cross the road)

box junction

noun

a place where two roads cross each other, with a yellow box painted on the road surface where you must not stop

circus

noun

a circular area in a town where several streets cross one another

cone

noun

a plastic object shaped like a cone that is put in the road to prevent traffic from driving or stopping somewhere

cross

verb

to go from one side of something such as a road or river to the other

crossing

noun

a place where you are allowed to cross something such as a road or border

crossroads

noun

a place where one road crosses another

crosswalk

noun

a pedestrian crossing

filter

noun

a traffic light that gives a separate signal to traffic turning in a particular direction

green light

noun

a signal that gives traffic permission to move forward

jaywalking

noun

a dangerous or illegal way of crossing a street at a place where cars do not usually stop. Someone who does this is called a jaywalker.

junction

noun

a place where one road crosses or joins another. The usual American word is intersection

level crossing

noun

a place where a road crosses a railway and gates are used to stop cars when a train is coming

light

noun

one of a set of traffic lights

lollipop lady

noun

a woman whose job is to help people to cross the road safely, especially children going to and from school

lollipop man

noun

a man whose job is to help people to cross the road safely, especially children going to and from school

pedestrian crossing

noun

an area where vehicles must stop for people who are walking across the street

pelican crossing

noun

a place for crossing a road where you can stop traffic by pushing a button to operate a set of traffic lights

railroad crossing

noun

a level crossing

red light

noun

a red traffic light

right of way

noun

the legal right to pass in front of other vehicles when entering or crossing a road

road sign

noun

a sign that gives information to drivers

robot

noun

a set of traffic lights

rotary

noun

a traffic roundabout

signal

noun

a piece of equipment with coloured lights on it that tells the driver of a vehicle to stop, go, or slow down

stoplight

noun

traffic lights

stopstreet

noun

a street sign telling drivers to stop at a place where streets cross each other

subway

noun

a tunnel that people can walk through to go under a street

T-intersection

noun

a t-junction

traffic cone

noun

an orange pointed object put on a road to keep traffic away, for example while the road is being repaired

traffic island

noun

an area in the middle of a road where you can wait until it is safe to cross to the other side

traffic lights

noun

a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control traffic

zebra crossing

noun

a set of black and white lines across a road showing where vehicles must stop when people want to cross the road

go through a red light

to not stop when there is a red traffic light

run a (red) light

to continue driving even though a traffic light is red and you should stop

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