List of Road Sign and Traffic Symbols

A Road sign and traffic symbols are a picturized way of providing information about the road conditions ahead for the, or to ensure the proper function of the traffic on the road. These signals act like silent speakers. 

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 their 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 the crack, chip, fade, or even resist chemical wear.

Types of Road sign and traffic symbols

The traffic signs and signals are of three types:

  1. Mandatory Signs
  2. Cautionary signs
  3. Informatory signs.

1. Mandatory Signs:

The mandatory signs are the traffic signs used to assure free movement of traffic and provide certain restrictions, rules, and regulations for road users. Violation of the road safety signs is considered an offense, as per the law.

2. Cautionary Signs:

The Cautionary road signs are for providing the details of the roads and the conditions, which is used to alert the drivers to drive safely to avoid the chances of an accident.

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 the alternative routes ahead in the road like public toilets, fuel stations, restaurants, hospitals, bypasses, etc.

road sign and traffic symbols

List of traffic signs, symbol and signals:

  1. STOP
  2. RED LIGHT
  3. YELLOW LIGHT
  4. GREENLIGHT
  5. GIVE WAY
  6. NO PARKING
  7. SPEED LIMIT
  8. MAX SPEED
  9. NO SMOKING
  10. RIGHT-HAND CURVE
  11. LEFT-HAND CURVE
  12. RIGHT HAIRPIN BEND
  13. LEFT HAIRPIN BEND
  14. NARROW ROAD AHEAD
  15. ROAD WIDENESS AHEAD
  16. NARROW BRIDGE
  17. NO LEFT TURN
  18. NO RIGHT TURN
  19. NO U-TURN
  20. NO OVERTAKING
  21. 2-WAY TRAFFIC
  22. ROAD RIGHT
  23. ROAD LEFT
  24. LINE MERGE AHEAD
  25. BICYCLE CROSSING
  26. ZEBRA CROSSING
  27. MEN AT WORK
  28. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
  29. PEDESTRIAN PROHIBITED
  30. HORN PROHIBITED
  31. NO STOPPING/STANDING
  32. STRAIGHT PROHIBITOR NO ENTRY
  33. SCHOOL AHEAD
  34. ROUNDABOUT
  35. DANGEROUS DIP
  36. HUMP OR ROUGH
  37. BARRIER AHEAD
  38. RIGHT REVERSE BEND
  39. LEFT REVERSE BEND
  40. STEEP ASCENT
  41. STEEP DESCENT
  42. SLIPPERY ROAD
  43. LOOSE GRAVEL
  44. CATTLE
  45. FALLING ROCKS
  46. FERRY
  47. PUBLIC TELEPHONE
  48. PETROL PUMP/ FUEL STATION
  49. HOSPITAL
  50. FIRST AID POST
  51. EATING PLACE
  52. LIGHT REFRESHMENT
  53. RESTING PLACE
  54. THOROUGH ROAD
  55. THOROUGH SIDE ROAD
  56. PARK THIS SIDE
  57. PARKING LOT SCOOTER AND MOTORCYCLES
  58. PARKING LOT CYCLES
  59. PARKING LOT CARS
  60. VIP PARKING
  61. TRAFFIC LIGHTS
  62. Y-INTERSECTION
  63. SOFT VERGES
  64. RIVERBANK
  65. HUMP AHEAD
  66. CROSSROAD
  67. HEIGHT LIMIT
  68. RAILROAD
  69. INTERSECTING SIGN
  70. T-JUNCTION
  71. SCHOOL BUS STOP
  72. TRAIN STATION
  73. NO-PARKING BUS STOP
  74. MARINA
  75. MEDICAL
  76. PARK AND GO
  77. AREA CLOSED
  78. YIELD
  79. FOR ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES
  80. TRICYCLE PROHIBITED
  81. ANIMAL PROHIBITED
  82. WIDTH LIMIT
  83. LENGTH LIMIT
  84. CELL PHONES PROHIBITED
  85. CYCLES PROHIBITED
  86. PUSH CARTS PROHIBITED
  87. NO CAR
  88. LOAD LIMIT
  89. POLICE

Details of traffic signs:

STOP:
Stop sign indicates to stop the vehicle.

GIVE WAY:
Give way sign is used to indicate the driver to give way for the vehicle behind his vehicle to pass.

NO PARKING:
The no parking sign indicates that there is a prohibition on parking vehicles.

SPEED LIMIT:
It indicates the speed limit of the vehicle up to the mentioned speed.

Max speed: 
Max speed is used on highways to ensure the maximum speed indication.

RIGHT-HAND CURVE:
Right-hand curve indicates to the driver that there is a right-hand curve ahead.

LEFT-HAND CURVE:
Left-hand curve indicates to the driver that there is a left-hand curve ahead.

RIGHT HAIRPIN BEND:
Right hairpin bend sign indicates the driver that there is a deep right curve road ahead.

LEFT HAIRPIN BEND:
Left hairpin bend sign indicates 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.

NARROW BRIDGE:
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 turning for the vehicle.

NO RIGHT TURN:
This sign indicated that there is no right turning for the vehicle.

NO U-TURN:
This sign indicates that there is no U-turn ahead for so long.

NO OVERTAKING:
This sign indicated that the overtaking of vehicles is prohibited.

2-WAY TRAFFIC:
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:
Horn prohibited is to indicate that no horns to be blown in this area to maintain peace near courtyards, hospitals, offices, or some official places.

BICYCLE CROSSING:
This sign indicates the bicycles passing ahead and the vehicle has to stop.

ZEBRA CROSSING:
Zebra crossing is a crossing found near the traffic that people can cross the road.

MEN AT WORK:
Men at work symbol is used where the construction work is going on.

RED LIGHT:
The red light in the traffic signal indicated to stop the vehicle.

YELLOW LIGHT:
The yellow light of the traffic signal indicated to slow down the vehicle near the traffic signals.

GREENLIGHT:
The green light is used to indicate the vehicles can go ahead as the traffic signal opens.