Traffic Signs or Road Signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. Pictorial signs are used as symbols in place of words. As control devices for traffic, signs need full attention, respect and adequate driver's response. There are three basic types of traffic signs:-
|Mandatory Signs||Signs that give orders. These are represented by red circles.|
|Cautionary Signs||Signs that give warnings. These are represented by red triangles|
|Informative Signs||Signs that give information. These are represented by blue rectangles.|
Circles give orders, Triangles warn and Rectangles inform.
|Blue circles give a mandatory instruction|
All triangular signs are red.
|There are a few exceptions to the shape and colour rules, to give certain signs greater importance.||