Traffic and Road Signs

Traffic and Road Signs. 

Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected along the side of roads to give information or 
Instructions to road users on traffic regulations, warning on road conditions, guide markers,
and temporary traffic control for construction work zones.
In Australia traffic signs are divided into the following types :-
• Regulatory signs
• Regulatory signs inform road users of traffic laws or regulations which it would be an offence to disregard.
  • Movement
  • Direction
  • Pedestrian
  • Speed
  • Parking
  • Bicycle / Pedestrian
  • Supplementary
• Warning signs
• Warning signs are used to warn traffic of potentially hazardous condition on, or adjacent to the road. 
  • Alignment
  • Intersection and Junction
  • Advance Warning of Traffic Control 
  • Road Width, Low and Narrow Clearance
  • Road Obstacle
  • Pedestrian, Bicycle and School 
  • Railway Level Crossing
  • Auxilliary 
  • Modified Intersection Series

• Guide signs
• Gudie Signs inform and advise road users about the direction and distances of destinations on the route
• They are following or along roads that intersect their route. They also supply information to identify points Of geographical or historical interest and give directions to motorists services and tourist facilities and attractions
  • Advance Direction Signs
  • Intersection Direction Signs
  • Finger Boards
  • Reassurance Directional Signs
  • Street Name and Community Facility Signs
  • Geographical Feature Signs 
  • Service Signs
  • Route Markers
  • Route Markers
  • Traffic Instruction
  • Kilometre Guide
  • Tourist Signs 
  • Overdimensional Load Route Signs
  • Freeway Guide Signs  
• Temporary Traffic Control ( construction or work zone)
• Most temporary signs are for use at works on roads and fottpaths to warn road users of temporary hazardous conditions which could endanger road users or the personnel and plant engaged in work on the roads. They also indicate the travelled path through, around or past work sites.
           Including :-
  • Advance
  • Position
  • Road Condition
  • Special Hazard
  • Traffic Diversion
  • Vehicle Mounted
  • Hand Banner
  • Pedestrian 

Colour of Traffic signs & their meaning. 
• red with white for stop signs, yield, and forbidden actions (such as No Parking
• green with white letters for informational signs, such as directions, distances, and places
• brown with white letters for signs to parks, historic sites, ski areas, forests, and campgrounds
• blue with white symbols for rest areas, food, gasoline, hospitals, lodging, and other services
• white with black (or red) letters for regulatory signs, such as speed limits (or parking)
• yellow with black letters and symbols for warning signs, such as curves and school zones
• orange with black letters for temporary traffic control zones and detours associated with road works / construction.
• fluorescent yellow-green for school zone, school bus stop, pedestrian, playground, and bicycle warning signs

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