Rules of the Road
CAUTION UPDATING
To Road Traffic Laws as at 1 March 2013

Section 21

Regulatory Traffic Signs

This section includes the signs that show a road regulation is in place. These must be obeyed.


Regulatory signs show the course a driver must follow and an action they are required to take or forbidden to take. They are generally circular and have a red border and black symbols or letters on a white background. Mandatory regulatory signs that indicate the direction traffic must take at junctions are blue and white.

Stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
Stop
Regulatory Traffic Sign Yield
Yield
Yield Regulatory Traffic Sign
Yield
School wardens
stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
School wardens stop sign
No left turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No left turn
No entry Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry
No right turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No right turn
Parking prohibited Regulatory Traffic Sign
Parking prohibited
Clearway Regulatory Traffic Sign
Clearway
Max speed limit
30km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 30km/h
Max speed limit
50km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 50km/h
Max speed limit
60km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 60km/h
Max speed limit
80km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 80km/h
Max speed limit
100km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 100km/h
Max speed limit
120km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 120km/h
Regulatory Taxi rank sign
Taxi rank
Regulatory No entry for large
vehicles
(by reference to weight) sign
No entry for large vehicles (by reference to weight)
No U-turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No U-turn
No overtaking Regulatory Traffic Sign
No overtaking
Height restriction Regulatory Traffic Sign
Height restriction
Pedestrianised
street
Pedestrianised street
Parking permitted Regulatory Traffic Sign
Parking permitted
Disc parking plate Regulatory Traffic Sign
Disc parking plate
Zonal restriction -
no parking of large
vehicles Regulatory Traffic Sign
Zonal restriction - no parking of large vehicles
End of the
restriction zone Regulatory Traffic Sign
End of the restriction zone

Mandatory signs at junctions
(white and blue)

Turn left ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn left ahead
Turn right ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn right ahead
Turn left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn left
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn right
 Pass either side Regulatory Traffic Sign
Pass either side
Straight ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Straight ahead
Keep right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Keep right
Keep left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Keep left sign

Manual traffic control sign at roadworks

No entry for
pedestrians to tramway Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry for pedestrians to tramway
Stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
Stop
Manual Go Regulatory Traffic Sign
Either form of Go
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
or Teigh can be used
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry to goods vehicles (by reference to number of axles)


With flow bus lane
on left Regulatory Traffic Sign
With flow bus lane on left
With flow bus lane
on right sign Regulatory Traffic Sign
With flow bus lane on right
Contra flow
bus lane sign Regulatory Traffic Sign
Contra flow bus lane
 Tram lane on left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram lane on left
Tram lane on right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram lane on right


Start of cycle track Regulatory Traffic Sign
Start of cycle track
End of cycle track Regulatory Traffic Sign
End of cycle track
Electronic variable speed limit sign<br>
(tunnel only) Regulatory Traffic Sign
Electronic variable speed limit sign
(tunnel only)
In a tunnel goods vehicles cannot use right-hand lane.<br>(by reference to
number of axles) Regulatory Traffic Sign
In a tunnel goods vehicles cannot use right-hand lane.
(by reference to number of axles)


Electronic periodic speed limit Regulatory Traffic Sign
Electronic periodic speed limit sign
Regulatory Electronic periodic speed limit sign at school
Electronic periodic speed limit sign at school
Tram only street Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram only street
Tram and access
only street Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram and access only street
Regulatory Traffic Sign Bus only street
Bus only street on left

Traffic lane control signs in a tunnel

Regulatory sign Go (Lane open)
Go (Lane open)
Regulatory sign Stop (Lane closed) sign
Stop (Lane closed)
Regulatory Move into the left-hand lane sign
Move into the left-hand lane
Regulatory Move into the right-hand lane sign
Move into the right-hand lane


















More Signs


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