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Signs & markings
Light signals controlling traffic  
Signals to other road users  
Signals by authorised persons  
 
Traffic signs
Signs giving orders  
Warning signs  
Direction signs  
Information signs  
Road works signs  
 
Markings
Road markings  
Vehicle markings  
 

Highway code

Signs giving orders
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    Signs with red circles are mostly prohibitive. Plates below signs qualify their message.
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Entry to 20 mph zone End of 20 mph zone School crossing patrol Maximum speed National speed limit applies
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Stop and give
way
Give way to traffic on major road No vehicles except bicycles being pushed No entry for vehicular traffic No right turn
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
No left turn No U-turns Give priority to vehicles from opposite direction No overtaking No motor vehicles
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
Manually operated temporary STOP and GO signs No buses (over 8 passenger seats) No cycling No towed caravans
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
No vehicles carrying
explosives
No vehicle or combination of vehicles over length shown No vehicles over height shown No vehicles over width shown No vehicles over maximum gross weight shown (in tonnes)
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
No goods vehicles over maximum gross weight shown (in tonnes) except for loading and unloading No waiting No stopping (Clearway) No stopping during times shown except for as long as necessary to set down or pick up passengers Parking restricted to permit holders
 
Highway Code Signs - Red Circles Signs
No stopping during period indicated except for buses
 
Note: Although The Highway Code shows many of the signs commonly in use, a comprehensive explanation of our signing system is given in the Department's booklet  Know Your Traffic Signs, which is on sale at booksellers. The booklet also illustrates and explains the vast majority of signs the road user is likely to encounter. The signs illustrated in The Highway Code are not all drawn to the same scale. In Wales, bilingual versions of some signs are used including Welsh and English versions of place names. Some older designs of signs may still be seen on the roads.
 
 
     Signs with blue circles but no red border mostly give positive instruction.
 
Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs   Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs
One-way traffic (note: compare circular 'Ahead only' sign) Ahead only Turn left ahead (right if symbol reversed) Turn left (right if symbol reversed) Keep left (right if
symbol reversed)
 
Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs
Route to be used by pedal cycles only Segregated pedal cycle and pedestrian route Minimum speed End of minimum speed Mini-roundabout (roundabout circulation - give way to vehicles from the immediate right)
 
Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs
Vehicles may pass either side to reach same destination Buses and cycles only Trams only Pedestrian crossing point over tramway With-flow bus and cycle lane
 
Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs Highway Code Signs - Blue Circles Signs
Contra-flow bus lane With-flow pedal cycle lane
 
 
 
   


 
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