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Question:

What does this octagonal (eight-sided) sign mean?

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Explaination

This is, of course, a stop sign, the only type of sign that is octagonal (eight-sided). A stop sign has the word "STOP" printed in white on a red background. At a stop sign, you must stop behind the stop line or crosswalk if any. Then yield to pedestrians and other vehicles, and proceed only when it is safe to do so.