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Mandatory/Regulatory signs

STOP

This sign is used on roadways where traffic is required to stop before entering a major road. The vehicle shall proceed past the stop line only after ascertaining that ths will not cause any damage to traffic on the main road.

GIVE WAY

 

This sign is used to assign right-of-way to traffic on certain roadways and intersections, the intention being that the vehicles controlled by the sign must give way to the other traffic having the right-of-way.

STRAIGHT PROHIBITED OR NO ENTRY 

 

These signs are located at places where the vehicles are not allowed to enter. It is generally erected at the end of one-way-road to prohibit traffic entering the roadway in the wrong direction and also at each intersection along the one-way road.

ONE WAY  

 

These signs are located at the entry to the one-way street and repeated at intermediate intersections on that street.

VEHICLES RROHIBITED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS 

 

This sign is used at the approact end of the roads where entry to all types of vehicular traffic is prohibited, especially in areas which have been designed as pedestrian malls.

HORN PROHIBITED

 

This sign is used on stretches of the road where sounding of horn is not allowed, near hospitals and in silence zones.

CYCLE PROHIBITED

 

This sign is erected on each entry to the road where cycles are to be prohibited.

PEDESTRIAN PROHIBITED

 

 This sign is erected on each entry to the road where pedestrians are to be prohibited.

RIGHT/LEFT TURN PROHIBITED

 

These signs are used at places where vehicles are not allowed to make a turn to the right or left. The signs are also used at the inter-sections of one-way street to supplement the one-way sign.

U-TURN PROHIBITED

 

This sign is used at places where vehicles are forbidden to make a turn to the reverse direction of travel between the sign and the next inter-section beyond it.

OVERTAKING PROHIBITED

 

This sign is erected at the beginning of such sections of highways where sight distance is restricted and overtaking will be dangerous.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED

 

This sign is used at places where entry to all types of motor vehicles is prohibited.

TRUCKS PROHIBITED

 

This sign is used at the entrance to the road where movement of trucks is prohibited.

HAND CART PROHIBITED

 

This sign is erected on each entry to the road where hand carts are to be prohibited.

BULLOCK CART PROHIBITED

 
 This sign is erected on each entry to the road where bullock carts are to be prohibited.

TONGA PROHIBITED

 

This sign is erected on each entry to the road where tongas are to be prohibited.

BULLOCK CARTS & HAND CARTS PROHIBITED

 

This sign is erected on each entry to the road where all types of slow moving vehicles except cycles are to be prohibited.

NO PARKING 

 

This sign is erected where parking is not allowed but vehicles can stop for short duration to allow passengers to get into or get out of the vehicle. The sign should be accompanied by suitable kerb or carriageway markings.

NO PARKING OR STANDING

 

 This sign is erected where vehicles are prohibited to stop even temporarily.

SPEED LIMIT

 

 This sign is erected at the beginning of the section of the road or area covered by a speed restriction, with numerals indicating the speed limit in kilometers per hour.

COMPULSORY TURN LEFT/RIGHT

 

These signs indicate the appropriate direction in which the vehicles are permitted to proceed.

COMPULSORY AHEAD OR TURN LEFT/RIGHT

 

These signs indicate the appropriate directions in which the vehicles are permitted to proceed. Vehicles are supposed to move either of the given two directions.

COMPULSORY AHEAD 

 

This sign indicates that the vehicle is only permitted to proceed ahead.

COMPULSORY KEEP LEFT

 

This sign is most frequently used on bollards or islands and refuges in the middle of the carriageway and at the beginning of central reserves of dual carriageway. The vehicles are obliged to keep left only.

COMPULSORY CYCLE RICKSHAW TRACK

 

This sign means only cycles and rickshaws are allowed on this road/carriageway.

COMPULSORY SOUND HORN

 

This sign means the motor vehicles shall compulsorily sound horn at the location where the sign is placed. This sign is mostly put at sharp curves on hill roads.

SLIP ROAD AHEAD

 

 This sign means the vehicles can either go straight or turn left.

MAIN ROAD AHEAD

This sign means the vehicles can either go straight or turn right.

PEDESTRIANS ONLY:

 

This sign means only pedistrians are allowed and the traffic is not allowed on this road/carriageway.

BUSES ONLY:

 

This sign means that only buses are allowed and other traffic is not allowed on this road/carriageway.

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