How to sign traffic in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Road vehicles

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented down and your dominant hand behind your non-dominant hand and the fingers of both hands pointing away from you. Then, move your dominant hand back, mimicking cars being stuck in traffic.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of traffic

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of traffic

End of Sign

Final Frame of traffic

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for traffic
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for traffic
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with both palms oriented toward each other and against each other. Then, move your hands in opposite directions toward and away from yourself a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of traffic

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of traffic

End of Sign

Final Frame of traffic

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for traffic
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for traffic
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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