Traffic signs or also known as road signs are signs placed usually at the side of the road to provide information to the people on road. Since the increase in traffic population, countries across the world have adopted this mean of providing information to the people. In this article we have selected few important road signs which you can find on Highways, Motorways, and in-city and what do they mean:
Highway signs in Pakistan are usually in blue color and their purpose is to deliver information.
- Dead End Road
This sign tell you that the road ends here and you cannot go further.
- Directions Sign
This is a very common sign and tells the direction of the road which leads to a certain location.
3 One Way
One way sign tells you that there will be no on-coming traffic as it is only one-way traffic road.
4 No Through Road On Left/Right
This sign informs the road users that the road on left/right is closed ahead.
5 Appropriate Traffic Lane At Junction Ahead
This sign tells the road users to be in the appropriate lane at the junction ahead.
Motorway signs are also informative signs which are put to help the people on road.
- Starting Points For Walk
This sign marks the place where the pedestrians can walk. Such as crossing the road.
- Ancient Monument
This sign tells about a presence of a monument which is under the care of a national heritage.
This sign tells that this is a roundabout.
- Diversion Route
This sign tells about a possible work site ahead due to which an alternate route has been assigned.
5. Picnic Site
This sign tells the road users about the picnic site nearby.
6. Camping and Caravan Site
This sign informs the road users that this is a camping and caravan parking site.
- Road Closed
This sign informs that the road has been closed and you cannot go on this road.
- Give Way
This sign tells the driver to prioritize the driver on the other approach by giving way and moving after him.
- Overtaking Prohibited
This sign prohibits the driver to overtake the vehicle in front. This is common on roads with 2-way traffic.
- No Entry For Vehicles Exceeding
This sign prohibits the entry of any vehicle which is taller than the defined height.
- No Entry for Vehicles Under
This sign prohibits the entry of any vehicle falling short of the defined height.
- No Right/Left Turn
This sign prohibits the road users to make a right/left turn.
- No Entry
This sign prohibits the road users from entering.
- No U-Turn
This sign prohibits the road users for making a U-turn on the road.
- No Parking
This sign prohibits the road users from parking their vehicle at a particular spot.
- No Stopping
This sign prohibits the road users from stopping on the road and blocking it.
- Turn to Left/Right
This sign tells the road users to turn left/right.
- Keep to the Left/Right
This sign tells the road user to keep on the left/right side.
13. Carriageway narrows
The sign informs the road user about a narrow road ahead.
14. Level Crossing With Gate
This sign informs the road users about the railway crossing gate ahead.