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ROAD SIGNS

ROAD MARKINGS

Markings on the road give information, warn or give orders.

Road markings used, including those across the carriageway, along the carriageway, along the edge of the carriageway, on the kerb or at the edge of the carriageway.

Across the carriageway

Give way to traffic from the right at a roundabout

Give way to traffic from the right at a mini-roundabout

Stop line at signals or police control

Stop line at ‘Stop’ sign

Stop line for pedestrians at a level crossing

Give way to traffic on major road (can also be used at mini roundabouts)

Along the carriageway

Central Line

A broken white line. This marks the centre of the road.  Do not cross it unless you can see the road is clear and wish to overtake or turn off.

Double white lines

Double white lines are used to inform drivers of a hazard and where a continuous solid white line is present, prohibit drivers from overtaking as it is too hazardous to do so.

Double white lines where the line nearest to you is broken.

This means you may cross the lines to overtake if it is safe, provided you can complete the manoeuvre before reaching a solid white line on your side.

Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid.

This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road.

You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Double white broken line

These are to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right.

If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.

Chevrons 

These are to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right.

If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.

If the area is marked with chevrons and bordered by solid white lines you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency.

Along the edge of the carriageway

No waiting at any time

No waiting during times shown on sign

No stopping at anytime

No stopping during times shown on sign

Only loading may take place at the times shown for up to a maximum duration of 20 mins

Waiting is limited to the duration specified during the days and times shown

On the kerb or at the edge of the carriageway

No loading or unloading at any time

No loading or unloading at the times shown

Other road markings

Do not block that part of the carraigeway indicated

Indication of traffic lanes

Keep entrance clear of stationary vehicles, even if picking up or setting down children

Parking space reserved for vehicles named

Unless otherwise indicated, you should not drive in a bus lane during its period of operation.

You may enter a bus lane to stop, to load or unload where this is not prohibited.

You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear

DO NOT stop or park in a bus stop

Warning of ‘Give Way’ just ahead

TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Light signals are used to control traffic, including traffic light signals, flashing red lights, motorway signals and lane control signals.

RED means ‘Stop’. Wait behind the stop on the carriageway

RED AND AMBER also means ‘Stop’. Do not pass through or start until GREEN shows

GREEN means you may go on if the way is clear. Take special care if you intend to turn left or right and give way to pedestrians who are crossing

AMBER means ‘Stop’ at the stop line. You may go on only if the AMBER appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident

MOTORWAY SIGNALS

You MUST NOT proceed further in this lane

Change lane

Reduced visibility ahead

Lane ahead closed

End of restriction

Temporary maximum speed advised

ROAD SIGNS

Traffic signs have different shapes based on the information they are giving.

Signs with red circles are mostly prohibitive.

Warning signs are usually triangular

Directional signs are mostly rectangular

Informational signs are always rectangular

LEARN SIGNS & SIGNALS

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Signals to other road users

Traffic signs

Light signals controlling traffic

Signals by authorised people

Vehicle markings

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