Traffic Signs Test #1 – Signs You Must Know

U.K. Traffic Signs Test #1

#1: What does this sign mean?

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The slow-moving vehicles signs are intended for use on roads where the gradient is such as to have an adverse effect on the speed of heavy commercial vehicles, thereby causing a potential hazard to other vehicles in the same lane.

Distance over which slow-moving vehicles hazard extends is shown on a plate below the sign.

#2: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic queues likely ahead.

#3: 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.

#4: What is the meaning of this sign?

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Traffic signals ahead.

#5: What is the meaning of this sign?

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No overtaking.

The sign is used where forward visibility makes overtaking hazardous and the prohibition is not dealt with by double white lines. No overtaking signs might also be used at road works.

#6: What does this sign mean?

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Crossroads sign.

Take extra care at road junctions. Make sure there are no vehicles about to cross your path.

#7: This traffic sign means:

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Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

#8: This traffic sign means:

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The sign is an advance warning of tunnels. If the tunnel is controlled by wig-wag signals, the sign is supplemented by a plate.

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

 
 
 
 
Quayside or river bank.

#10: This sign tells you:

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Proceed to the left, in the direction of the arrow. The sign indicates the only route that may lawfully be taken through a junction.

A sign like this may point horizontally to the left or to the right, or vertically upwards.

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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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