#1. What is the standard colour on an instruction sign like this?
Blue circles are generally used for positive (mandatory) instructions. They may also indicates a route for use only by particular classes of vehicle.
#2. What does this sign mean?
No through road except for pedal cycles.
#3. A temporary lane closure sign like this may be placed ahead of what?
This type of sign is used at road works and other temporary situations. A red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.
#4. This sign prohibits goods vehicles over a certain:
Prohibition of goods vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight indicated (7.5 tonnes).
#5. What does a sign or symbol like this mark?
Where, in an emergency, it is necessary to close a section of motorway or other main road to traffic, a temporary sign may advise drivers to follow a diversion route. To help drivers navigate the route, black symbols on yellow patches may be permanently displayed on existing direction signs, including motorway signs. On all-purpose roads, the symbols may be used on separate signs with yellow backgrounds.
#6. What does this sign mean?
Traffic queues likely ahead.
#7. Unless a different speed limit is signed, this sign marks the start of what?
This sign marks the start of motorway regulations, including the national speed limit (unless a different speed limit is signed).
#8. Which is the background colour on signs indicating hospitals without accident and emergency facilities?
Hospitals without accident and emergency facilities are indicated by blue signs.
#9. What does this sign mark?
Tourist destinations may be shown on separate signs with brown backgrounds, or on brown panels incorporated into other direction signs.
#10. What does this sign mean?
Quayside or river bank.
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