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Road signs test quiz

Once you have studied these regulatory order road signs and the various other types of road signs and feel confident in your ability to know them, take the road sign test quiz

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Order road signs

Regulatory road signs are road signs that give orders. The majority of regulatory signs are circular with a red outer ring or red circle which indicates a prohibition. Other familiar signs consist of a blue circle that give mandatory instruction. Blue circular road signs often are used to indicate a route to be taken by arrows or that only particular classes of vehicles may use a route. There are two exceptions for the regulatory order road signs shapes. These are the 'STOP' and 'GIVE WAY' road signs as illustrated below.

This section provides pictures and meaning for the most frequently used regulatory UK road signs. Understanding these order road signs is essential in passing the theory test and the practical driving test.

Stop road sign
Stop road sign
See Stop signs
and lines
law for driver and cyclists. Why are there stop signs and do you need to stop at a stop sign.
Give way sign
Give Way sign
See give way
signs, rules, road markings and
lines
for further information.
No entry sign
No entry sign
for vehicles including pedal cycles sign
No vehicles sign
No vehicles except pedal cycles being pushed by hand sign
No vehicles at specified times sign
No vehicles at specified times show on sign, except for access
No motor
No motor vehicles sign
No motor vehicles except solo motorcycles sign
No motor vehicles except solo motorcycles sign
No solo motorcycles sign
No solo
motorcycles sign
No towed caravans sign
No towed
caravans sign
No pedestrians sign
No pedestrians
sign
No ridden or accompanied horses sign
No ridden or accompanied
horses sign
No horse-drawn vehicles sign
No horse-drawn vehicles sign
No articulated vehicles sign
No articulated vehicles sign
No goods vehicles over maximum gross weight shown in tonnes sign
No goods vehicles over maximum gross weight shown in tonnes sign
End of goods vehicles restriction sign
End of goods vehicles restriction sign
No buses allowed sign
No local buses or vehicles designed to carry more than 8 passengers (excluding driver) allowed sign
       
National speed limit road sign
National speed limit road sign
No cyclists sign
No cyclists
Clearway Road Sign
Clearway
No stopping sign
No waiting sign
No waiting sign
Low bridge road sign metres
Low bridge regulatory order road sign. See low bridge signs for further information.
No vehicles or combinations of vehicles over maximum length shown sign
No vehicles or combinations of vehicles over maximum length shown sign
No vehicles carrying explosives sign
No vehicles carrying explosives sign
No vehicles over maximum width shown sign (width shown in metric and imperial units)
No vehicles over maximum width shown sign (width shown in metric and imperial units)
Weak bridge road sign
No vehicles over the maximum gross weight shown in tonnes sign. The bottom plate is used where empty vehicles are exempt
Except for access road sign
Except for access to premises or land adjacent to the road, where there is no other route. Other exemptions may be shown sign
Except for loading sign
Except for loading and unloading by goods vehicles sign
Except buses and cycles exemption sign
Exemption plate
No overtaking sign
No overtaking sign
See no overtaking signs and road markings for details on when it is legal to overtake and when it is illegal.
Give way to oncoming vehicles sign
Where a road or bridge is very narrow, priority must be given to traffic from the other direction (there will usually be a "give way" line indicating where to wait)
 
Where changes of direction are prohibited, a red bar across the sign is used in addition to the red circle
No U-turn sign
No U-turn sign
No right turn sign
No right turn sign
No left turn sign
No left turn sign
Do not use verge road sign
Specified traffic must not use verge maintained in mown or ornamental condition
School crossing patrol sign
Vehicles must not go beyond the sign where displayed
by a school crossing patrol
Stop police sign
Vehicles must not go beyond the sign where displayed by a police officer or traffic warden
What do blue road signs mean?
Blue circles generally give a mandatory instruction, such as 'turn right' or to provide information on lanes. Often they are used to indicate a route available only to particular classes of traffic, e.g. buses and cycles only. Blue rectangular road signs are used for informational purposes except on motorways where blue is used for direction signs. See blue road signs for further information.
Proceed in direction indicated by the arrow sign
Proceed in direction indicated by the arrow sign
Turn left ahead sign
Turn left ahead sign (right if symbol is reversed)
Vehicles may pass either side to reach the same destination sign
Vehicles may pass either side to reach the same destination sign
Keep left road sign
Keep left sign (right if symbol reversed)
Mini-roundabout sign
Mini-roundabout (give way to traffic from the immediate right) sign
One-way traffic sign
One-way traffic sign
Route for pedal cycles only road sign
Route for pedal cycles only