Traffic Signs Test #1 – Signs You Must Know

U.K. Traffic Signs Test #1

#1: 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.

#2: This sign tells you:

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This is a regulatory Speed Limit sign. It shows the minimum speed you are allowed to travel.

Where a minimum speed limit is introduced, this will be in addition to the maximum or national speed limit in force.

#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: This is the shape and colour of a:

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A Give Way sign is a downward pointing triangle. It is red and white with black letters. Slow down as you approach this sign. Look to the left and the right. Give way to traffic on the main road.

#5: Which sign tells you that stopping, not even to pick up or set down passengers, is prohibited?

The red cross means no stopping, not even to pick up or set down passengers. The sign is used to indicate a 24-hour clearway (usually on a rural road) or may be incorporated into other signs with the words No stopping.

#6: Priority through a road chicane or narrowing may be controlled by give way markings and which traffic sign?

Priority through a narrowing may be controlled by signs and give way markings. It is essential that you obey signs indicating priority to vehicles coming from the opposite direction.

Highway code rule: 153.

#7: What does this sign mean?

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The slippery road sign is intended for use where the danger of vehicles skidding is greater than normal.

Be extra careful when the road is wet. Reduce speed. Avoid quick stops, and side movements.

#8: What does this sign mean?

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Warning of trams crossing the road ahead.

#9: Which sign prohibits all motor vehicles on the road?

The sign prohibits the use of a road by motor vehicles.

#10: 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.



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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