#1. This sign prohibits vehicles over a certain:
No vehicles over the height shown may pass the sign.
#2. What does this sign mean?
Sharp deviation of route to the left. The chevron sign is often used on roundabouts to face traffic on each approach and elsewhere to denote sharp changes in the direction of a road.
#3. What does this sign mean?
Hospital with accident and emergency facilities ahead.
#4. What does this sign indicate?
Contraflow systems mean that you may be travelling in a narrower lane than normal and with no permanent barrier between you and oncoming traffic. Keep a good distance from the vehicle ahead and observe any temporary speed limits.
#5. After passing a ford with water, you should always:
Going through water will affect your brakes. You should dry them by applying light brake pressure at low speed. Proceed at normal speeds when you are sure your brakes are working properly. A Try your brakes sign is often installed on the exit side of a ford.
#6. This sign tells you:
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.
#7. What does this sign mean?
Mandatory contra-flow pedal cycle lane (the upward arrows indicate the number of traffic lanes available).
#8. What does this sign mean?
The ice sign are intended for use as temporary signs when a route is unusually dangerous as a result of extensive icing or heavy snowfalls.
#9. Traffic signs with a diamond shape is used for:
The sign shown indicates the speed limit for tramcars. It is diamond in shape to distinguish it from signs for motor vehicles. Remember, all diamond-shaped signs are for tram drivers only.
#10. What does this sign mean?
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.
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As a new driver, you should get a good an understanding of how traffic signs are coded. Both shapes and colours are bearer of important signals, all of which could show up as a question on your car theory test. Don’t miss this part in the booklet: “Know Your Traffic Signs“. If you know that circular signs are used to give orders to motorists, triangular signs are used to warn drivers, and rectangular signs provide useful information, then many questions on your car theory test will seem a lot easier.