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About Signs and Signals
Signals Controlling Traffic
Signals to other Road Users
Signals by Authorized Persons
Traffic signs
Road Markings
Vehicle Markings
Signs giving orders|Warning signs|Direction signs|Information Signs|Road works signs
Signs with red circles are mostly prohibitive. Plates below signs qualify their message.
Signswith blue circles but no red border mostly give positive instruction.

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.
Entry to 20 mph zone
End of 20 mph zone
School crossing patrol
Maximum speed
National speed limit applies
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
No left turn
No U-turns
Give priority to vehicles from opposite direction
No overtaking
No motor vehicles
Manually operated temporary STOP and GO signs
Manually operated temporary STOP and GO signs
No buses (over 8 passenger seats)
No cycling
No towed caravans
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)
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
No stopping during period indicated except for buses
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)
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)
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
Contra-flow bus lane
With-flow pedal cycle lane
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