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 means:

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Road humps.

Highway code rule: 153.

#3: Which sign indicates that priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction?

Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction on a narrow length of road.

#4: What is the meaning of this sign?

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Traffic signals ahead.

#5: 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.

#6: Which sign indicates that the right lane is closed ahead?

Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.

#7: Which sign tells you there is an opening or swing bridge ahead?

Opening or swing bridge.

#8: What does this sign tell you?

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Bus lane on road at junction ahead.

#9: This sign means:

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

#10: What does this sign indicate?

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Waiting restrictions are indicated by both signs and road markings. The restrictions usually apply to the whole of the highway, including verges and footways.

Drivers may stop to pick up or set down passengers and, where not prohibited, to load and unload.



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.