#1. What does this sign mean?
Double bend first to the left. The sign is used where bends of similar severity follow in close proximity.””
#2. What does this sign mean?
Traffic merges from the left. The sign is used where two physically separated streams of traffic proceeding in the same direction join the same carriageway.
#3. What does this traffic sign mark?
The sign is used at sites where many slow-moving pedestrians are likely to cross a road other than at a Zebra or signalled crossing.
#4. This warning sign means:
Road narrows on left side. Road narrows signs give warning that the existing carriageway width becomes restricted. Signs may supplemented by a single traffic fileplate.””
#5. What does this sign mean?
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.
#6. What does this sign mean?
Traffic signals ahead.
#7. What does this sign mean?
Traffic merges ahead onto main carriageway. The sign is used is used to warn drivers that they are about to join a main carriageway and may have to concede priority.””
#8. What does this sign mean?
Temporary lane closure. The number and position of arrows and red bars may be varied according to lanes open and closed.
#9. What does this sign mean?
Quayside or river bank.
#10. What does the broader line on this sign mark?
Crossroads sign. The priority through the junction is indicated by the broader line.””
#11. This traffic sign means:
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.
#12. What should you expect ahead when you see this sign?
End of dual carriageway. The sign indicates the resumption of two-way traffic on a single carriageway road after a length of dual carriageway.
#13. This warning sign means:
Two-way traffic. The two-way traffic sign indicate the resumption of two-way traffic on a single carriageway road after a one-way road.””
#14. What does this sign mean?
#15. What does this sign mean?
Where pedestrians frequently use a road without proper footways, this sign is used to warn drivers of the likely presence of pedestrians in the carriageway.
#16. This sign is placed at which type of crossing?
The sign is used only at Zebra crossings.
#17. What does this traffic sign mean?
The slow-moving vehicles signs are intended for use on roads where the gradient is such as to have an adverse effect on the speed of heavy commercial vehicles, thereby causing a potential hazard to other vehicles in the same lane. Distance over which slow-moving vehicles hazard extends is shown on a plate below the sign.
#18. This sign means:
Steep hill downwards.
#19. This sign means:
Other danger ahead. The sign conveys no specific message on its own. It is always used together with a supplementary plate, describing the hazard.
#20. What does this sign mean?
T-junction sign. You must turn left or right ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop and give way.””
This Quiz about British Warning Signs
Take the Warning Signs Test!
This test with common British warning signs may tell you if you are ready to take on the real DVSA examination or not. Signs are from the official publication “Know Your Traffic Signs” available at highwaycodeuk.co.uk
Before you attempt the real test, make sure you can get all of these warning signs right.
This quick cheat sheet with common traffic signs can also help you study for your driving licence exam.