Traffic signs warn you of possible dangers and provide information. They tell you what the rules are and what the road conditions are like.
Regulatory signs: Regulatory signs tell you about laws that must be obeyed.Except for STOP, GIVE WAY and ROUNDABOUT signs, most regulatory signs are rectangles. They are usually black on a white background. Sometimes they also have a colour such as red. Some parking signs are green on white.
Warning signs: Warning signs tell you that there may be dangers ahead. They are usually black on a yellow background and are mostly diamond shaped.Pictures, diagrams and symbols are used to alert you to danger.
Advisory signs: Advisory speed signs are sometimes used together with other signs. They show the maximum speed that is safe in good conditions.Sometimes other signs are used together with warning signs to advise on how long you should look out for a particular hazard.Road bends to right. 55 km/h maximum speed in good conditions.
Stock signs: When you see a sign with a picture of an animal, or words such as ‘stock crossing’, you may be approaching animals on or near the road.You must slow down or stop to avoid crashing with them. Fines are applied if you do not obey these signs.Variable Message signs: Variable Message Signs are large electronic signs placed on the side of some roads.They display messages to warn motorists of changes in normal traffic conditions on the road ahead, such as fog, crashes, road works, congestion and road closures.These early warnings help provide a safe and efficient traffic flow.
Motorway signs: Motorway signs give information about the start and end of a motorway and the exits from a motorway.
Priority for buses- in a built-up area a bus that has a GIVE WAY sign displayed and signals its intention to pull out from its stopping place, has priority over other traffic, travelling in the left lane or left line of traffic.
Temporary Road work signs: These signs are used at roadworks. Slow down, look out for any hazards and be prepared to stop. You must obey any signal from a traffic controller and give way to any worker.