I'm looking for a comparison between French road signs and American road signs, just like this one regarding European road signs.

The more exhaustive comparison, the better, but I'm mostly interested in the most common road signs that are different between the USA and France (so that this question is not too broad for Stack Exchange).

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    As a French, American road signs do not tell always tell me what to do. E.g. if you do a right turn on red in France, you're in big trouble. Jan 14, 2014 at 5:01
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    @happybuddha not sure what you mean there - both 'Yield' and 'Give Way' seem to me to "tell you what to do", no?
    – AakashM
    Jan 14, 2014 at 9:47
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    @FranckDernoncourt If you have example I'd like to see. The example you use is not really a sign problem but a rules knowledge problem. In Europe there is no indication that right on red is not allowed. Nor there is an indication what this sign means. In Quebec and elsewhere there is no indication on signs what a flashing green mean and so on, which normally means that you take an explanation of road rules from the car rental company before getting on the road.
    – Karlson
    Jan 14, 2014 at 13:26
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    @gerrit Must have been an excellent driver to meet with that sign.
    – Karlson
    Jan 14, 2014 at 14:44
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About the closest way that I'm aware of is the category for this on Wikipedia. Of course, it'll still require you to click through each one.

Category: Diagrams of road signs in France

Category: Diagrams of road signs in the United States

That European comparison is amazing, and I'm hoping another answer appears with something similar, but this is the best I can locate.

Note: even on a state-by-state basis, in the US, there are custom state road signs as well.


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