Traffic Signs

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:-

red-circle

Mandatory Signs

Signs that give orders. These are represented by red circles

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MANDATORY SIGNS

red-triangle

Cautionary Signs

Signs that give warnings. These are represented by red triangles

 

CAUTIONARY SIGNS

blueerect

Informative Signs

Signs that give information. These are represented by blue rectangles.

 

INFORMATORY SIGNS

Note:

Circles give orders, Triangles warn and Rectangles inform.

All triangular signs are red.

bluecircle Blue circles give a mandatory instruction

stop

     STOP

 

giveaway

 GIVEWAY

There are a few exceptions to the shape and colour rules, to give certain signs greater importance.