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Ring Road Sign Meanings – Most Popular Questions Answered

Ring Road Sign Meanings – Most Popular Questions Answered

RING ROAD SIGN MEANINGS

Many of us passed our driving tests by remembering the highway codes list, but few have picked up a copy of the highway codes since.

Whether you are in your learning phase & aiming to pass the test, or you are just looking for a refresher, FleetSpeak shares the most frequently requested questions & answers about road signs.

WHAT ARE BLUE ROAD SIGNS?

A blue road sign grants the information to the driver & performs multiple functions depending on its shape.

Blue ‘circle’ road signs give the driver mandatory instructions: Turn right or roundabout ahead.

blue road sign

 

The blue ‘rectangle’ road sign is merely informational but, can be used as directions on the motorways.

WHAT ARE GREEN ROAD SIGNS?

Green road signs are primarily on a green background and are planned to give directions ahead.

WHAT IS THE SIGN FOR A RING ROAD?

The ring road sign has a green background & a yellow border with the letter ‘R’ on it. The ring road sign informs about the primary route forming part of the ring road.

Ring road sign

WHAT DO TRIANGULAR ROAD SIGNS MEAN?

Triangular road signs are represented as warnings for further hazards or dangers down the roads, such as Roundabouts or T-junctions.

WHAT IS THE SIGN FOR PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG THE ROAD?

If you see a triangular sign with a red border showing an adult & a child holding hands & walking together, it represents pedestrians walking along the road.

WHAT DOES FORD MEAN ON A ROAD SIGN?

The ford sign indicates a shallow waterway allowing drivers to drive through it. During heavy rains or especially winters, the water levels can rise & may become treacherous for some drivers to drive their vehicles. In such cases, ford signs are crucial to warn the drivers.

WHAT ARE GRADIENT ROAD SIGNS FOR

Gradient road signs are warning signs for divers for a steep incline or decline ahead on the road.

While warning signs are vastly in a triangle shape, there are some additional signs that look like the following.

INFORMATIONAL ROAD SIGNS

Informational road signs are always rectangular & used to warn the drivers with prior notice of upcoming barriers.

WHICH SIGN MEANS NO THROUGH ROAD?

The no-through road sign is always rectangular with a blue background. The sign has a while vertical line in the centre with a red horizontal line on the top. The no-through sign indicates a dead end.

no through road sign

WHAT DO BROWN ROAD SIGNS MEAN?

Especially for tourists & visitors, brown road signs are used to indicate information like places of interest nearby.

brown road sign

Informational indicators include:

Although we’ve sufficed the meaning behind the green and blue rectangular road signs, there is a third colour with a black border on a white background that indicates the directions for non-primary routes and in conjunction with a prior warning sign to provide needed information to the drivers.

 

WHICH ROAD SIGN GIVES ORDERS?

Initially, the circular road signs are designed to give orders to drivers. If you see a road sign with a red border, it’s a general indication of prohibition. If the driver doesn’t follow these prohibitive signs, they will be prosecuted for breaking the law, adding points to your licence.

A circular road sign with blue colour indicates positive instructions for drivers.

A circular road sign can also indicate the national speed limit.

Giving the sign a high priority has been differentiated from other road traffic signs by giving it a hexagonal shape.

stop road sign

WHICH ROAD SIGN IS BLUE WITH RED CROSS?

The no-stoping sign has a blue background on which a red cross is carved to let the drivers know that stoping the middle way is strictly prohibited even though you are picking or dropping up passengers.

Some restrictions are limited to certain times of the day. Such signs are indicated by a rectangular sign that is just beneath the no-stoping sign. This lets the driver know that the stoping is not restricted.

urban clearway stop sign

The no-stoping sign often gets confused with the no-waiting sign with a single line. For example, the urban clearways and red routes are time-oriented road signs.

WHICH ROAD SIGN MEANS NO ENTRY?

The no-entry sign indicates a red circle with a horizontal white-coloured stripe through the middle. This clearly indicates that all vehicles are strictly prohibited from entering the route.

WHAT IS THE COLOUR OF ROAD WORK SIGNS?

The road work signs use everchanging colours depending on their goals. Most of them are yellow to loud temporary changes like closed lanes and time-oriented speed limits.

road work road sign

If there’s a chance for unfortunate injuries due to road construction, a warning sign can be seen in red colour or with a red border. For more information, head on to GOV.UK’s Traffic sign updates and guidance.

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