Dead End Sign

What Does Dead End Sign Mean?

A “Dead End” sign is a regulatory traffic sign designed to inform drivers that the road ahead has no outlet and ends in a cul-de-sac or similar termination.


  • Shape: Typically rectangular with a white background and black border.
  • Symbol: Black text that reads “DEAD END.”
  • Placement: Positioned at the point where the road ends or where drivers need to turn around.


  • To inform drivers that they will need to turn around as the road does not continue further.
  • To prevent drivers from continuing on a road that ends abruptly, potentially leading to unnecessary backtracking.
  • To enhance overall safety by clearly marking roads that terminate to avoid confusion or accidents.


  • This sign indicates that you should prepare to turn around or find an alternative route.
  • Plan your route ahead of time to avoid dead ends if possible, especially in unfamiliar areas.
  • Follow any additional signs or directions to safely navigate the area beyond the dead end.

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