A Road sign and traffic symbols are a picturized way of providing information about the road conditions ahead for them, or to ensure the proper function of the traffic on the road. These signals act like silent speakers.
Traffic Signs and Symbols
All drivers need to know the traffic signs and symbols to ensure the safety of others as well as themselves. The motive of the traffic signals is to inform the details about the road and its conditions or provide details of the distance left to travel to reach the destination.
The traffic signals are made with materials from durable reflective aluminum so that can also be reflected in the night or the darkness. These signs are made free from crack, chip, fade, or even resist chemical wear.
Types of Traffic Signs and Symbols
The traffic signs and signals are of three types:
- Mandatory Signs
- Cautionary signs
- Informatory signs.
1. Mandatory Signs
The mandatory signs are the traffic signs used to assure the free movement of traffic and provide certain restrictions, rules, and regulations for road users. Violation of road safety signs is considered an offense, as per the law.
|Sr no.||Image||Mandatory Traffic|
|4.||NO STOPPING OR STANDING|
|8.||NO WAY BOTH DIRECTION|
|9.||RIGHT TURN PROHIBITED|
|10.||LEFT TURN PROHIBITED|
|12.||OVER TAKING PROHIBITED|
|14.||NO ENTRY FOR CARS AND MOTORCYCLES|
|16.||BULLOCK CART PROHIBITED|
|20.||NO ENTRY FOR VEHICLE |
HAVING MORE THAN
2 METERS WIDTH
|21.||ENTRY FOR VEHICLES |
HAVING HEIGHT AND
NOT EXCEEDING 3.5 METERS
|24.||AXLE LOAD LIMIT|
|25.||END OF SPEED RESTRICTION|
|27.||COMPULSORY TURN LEFT|
|28.||COMPULSORY KEEP LEFT|
|29.||COMPULSORY GO AHEAD |
OR TURN TO LEFT
|30.||COMPULSORY GO AHEAD |
OR TURN TO RIGHT
|31.||COMPULSORY CYCLE TRACK|
|33.||COMPULSORY TURN LEFT|
|34.||COMPULSORY TURN RIGHT|
2. Cautionary Signs
The Cautionary road signs provide the details of the roads and the conditions, which are used to alert drivers to drive safely to avoid an accident.
|Sr no.||Image||Cautionary Traffic|
|1.||Y – INTERSECTION LEFT|
|2.||Y – INTERSECTION RIGHT|
|3.||Y – INTERSECTION|
|4.||RIGHT HAND CURVE|
|5.||LEFT HAND CURVE|
|6.||LEFT HAIR PIN BEND|
|7.||RIGHT HAIR PIN BEND|
|8.||RIGHT REVERSE BEND|
|9.||LEFT REVERSE BEND|
|12.||NAEEOW ROAD AHEAD|
|13.||ROAD WIDENS AHEAD|
|14.||NARROW BRIDGE AHEAD|
|19.||POSSIBILITY OF CATTLE ON ROAD|
|21.||HUMP OR ROUGH ROAD|
|23.||GAP IN MEDIAN|
|28.||SIDE ROAD LEFT|
|29.||SIDE ROAD RIGHT|
|30.||MAJOR ROAD AHEAD|
|31.||STAGGERED JUNCTION AHEAD|
|32.||T – INTERSECTION|
|34.||MEN AT WORK|
CROSSING 50- 100 METERS
|36.||GUARDED RAILWAY |
CROSSING 50- 100 METERS
|37.||LEVEL CROSSING UNGUARDED|
|38.||GUARDED LEVEL CROSS|
3. Informatory Signs
The Informatory type of traffic signs and symbols are the signs which provide information to the drivers about the distances, locations, destinations, and alternative routes ahead in the road like public toilets, fuel stations, restaurants, hospitals, bypasses, etc.
|Sr no.||Image||Informatory Traffic|
|4.||FIRST AID POST|
|6.||EATING PLACE AHEAD|
|8.||NO THROUGH SIDE ROAD|
|9.||NO THROUGH ROAD|
|10.||PARKING BOTH SIDE|
|11.||PARKING ON THE RIGHT ALLOWED|
|12.||PARKING LOT SCOOTERS |
|13.||PARKING LOT- TAXIS|
|14.||PARKING LOT- AUTO RICKSHAWS|
|15.||CROSS IT WHEN IT IS SAFE |
AND COME BACK AFTER
|16.||DON NOT OVERTAKE|
|17.||CANNOT CROSS FOR OVER TAKING|
|18.||MOVE FORWARD SINCE PROHIBITED|
Details of traffic signs:
The stop sign indicates to stop the vehicle.
The give way sign is used to indicate the driver to give way for the vehicle behind his vehicle to pass.
The no parking sign indicates that there is a prohibition on parking vehicles.
It indicates the speed limit of the vehicle up to the mentioned speed.
Max speed is used on highways to ensure the maximum speed indication.
The right-hand curve indicates to the driver that there is a right-hand curve ahead.
The left-hand curve indicates to the driver that there is a left-hand curve ahead.
RIGHT HAIRPIN BEND:
The right hairpin bend sign indicates to the driver that there is a deep right curve road ahead.
LEFT HAIRPIN BEND:
The left hairpin bend sign indicates to the driver that there is a deep left curve road ahead.
NARROW ROAD AHEAD:
It is used to indicate that the width of the road is narrow ahead.
ROAD WIDENESS AHEAD:
This sign indicates that the width of the road is enlarged or wide ahead.
The narrow bridge sign indicates that there is a bridge ahead that is less wide.
NO LEFT TURN:
This sign indicated that there is no left turn for the vehicle.
NO RIGHT TURN:
This sign indicated that there is no right turning for the vehicle.
This sign indicates that there is no U-turn ahead for so long.
This sign indicated that the overtaking of vehicles is prohibited.
2-way traffic indicates that the vehicles are allowed to pass from both sides.
LINE MERGE AHEAD:
Line merge ahead is used to indicate that the line strip is merging also the lanes are merging too.
Horn prohibited is to indicate that no horns are to be blown in this area to maintain peace near courtyards, hospitals, offices, or some official places.
This sign indicates the bicycles passing ahead and the vehicle has to stop.
A Zebra crossing is a crossing found near the traffic where people can cross the road.
MEN AT WORK:
Men at work symbols are used where the construction work is going on.
The red light in the traffic signal indicated to stop the vehicle.
The yellow light of the traffic signal indicated to slow down the vehicle near the traffic signals.
The green light is used to indicate the vehicles can go ahead as the traffic signal opens.
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