#1. Where is this sign typically placed?
The Try your brakes sign is often installed on the exit side of a ford. It may also be used with signs associated with steep hills and escape lanes.
#2. Which road signs is the eight-sided shape used for?
The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.
#3. What does this sign indicate?
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.
#4. In which situation are you allowed to go beyond this sign?
Vehicles must not go beyond the sign. The sign may be placed only by a police officer in uniform or a person acting under the instructions or authority of the chief officer of police. The sign gives an instruction to drivers not to proceed beyond it. It may be placed on a highway for a period not exceeding seven days.
#5. 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.
#6. When approaching this sign you should anticipate some adverse effects caused by what?
The side winds sign is used where vehicles are suddenly exposed to risk from strong winds. Such locations may include exposed bridges or places where vehicles emerge from cuttings in areas which are particularly prone to high winds.
#7. When you see a sign with this shape and colour, you must:
This is the shape and colour of a stop sign. You must stop behind the line at a junction with a stop sign and a solid white line across the road. Wait for a safe gap in the traffic before you proceed.
#8. What does this sign mean?
No right turn.
#9. What does this sign mean?
Warning of trams crossing the road ahead.
#10. What does this sign mean?
Staggered junction ahead. Look carefully in all directions for vehicles about to cross your path.
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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.