Traffic Signs Test #1 – Signs You Must Know

U.K. Traffic Signs Test #1

#1: What is the background colour on signs indicating hospitals with accident and emergency departments?

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Hospitals with accident and emergency departments, or minor injury units, are indicated by red signs. The words not 24 hrs. are omitted when facilities are available at all times.

#2: Which sign tells you there is a T-junction ahead?

T-junction sign. You must turn left or right ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop and give way.

#3: What does this sign mean?

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The keep left sign is a regulatory sign, which indicates to drivers that they must pass the sign on the side indicated.

#4: What are these signs?

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Countdown markers may be provided on the approach to a level crossing. These divide the distance between the advance warning sign and the stop line into three equal parts.

Unlike the countdown markers on the approach to a junction, the bars do not represent intervals of 100 yards, as the warning sign will usually be less than 300 yards from the crossing.

#5: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What is the rectangular shape generally used for?

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The rectangle is generally used for information and direction signs.

Blue rectangles are used for information signs except on motorways where blue is used for direction signs.

Green rectangles are used for direction signs on primary routes.

White rectangles are used for direction signs on non-primary routes, or for plates used in combination with warning and regulatory signs.

#6: Which sign tells you that you should expect merging traffic from the left?

Traffic merges from the left. The sign is used where two physically separated streams of traffic proceeding in the same direction join the same carriageway.

#7: This sign means:

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Road humps.

Highway code rule: 153.

#8: What does this sign mean?

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Hospital with accident and emergency facilities ahead.

#9: Which sign tells you there is a quayside or river bank ahead?

Quayside or river bank.

#10: This sign means:

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This sign means no vehicles - except pedal cycles being pushed by hand.



Check Your Knowledge of U.K. Traffic Signs

This quick traffic signs quiz will help you learn some common British traffic signs. You’ll get the correct answers after the quiz. If your answer is wrong, there is usually a brief description explaining the sign.

If you make too many mistakes on this test, we recommend you get a copy of Know Your Traffic Signs which contains all highway code signs you need to learn. It’s a good idea to keep this booklet handy.

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