Knowing road signs will not only make you a better motorist but will also ensure you stay safe on the roads. For a majority of us, the last time we took time to study the signs was when we were preparing to take the driving test. As a consequence you find that many have forgotten what the various signs indicate.

For those like myself who might have forgotten some of these signs, here is a brief tutorial;

Road signs enclosed in a circular frame are usually prohibitive and require a user to adhere to them. An example is the ‘no left turn sign’

No left turn

Signs enclosed in a triangular frame serve to warn motorists of what lies ahead. An example is the ‘children crossing sign’

Children crossing

Here are some more road signs shared by Vivo Energy as part of their #RoadSafety campaign.

Falling rocks ahead

No overtaking

No right turn


Slippery road surface

Pedestrian crossing

No U-turn

T-junction ahead

Traffic merging on the left

Traffic signal ahead

Two way traffic

Uneven road surface

No entry for vehicles exceeding the width indicated


Priority for oncoming traffic

No entry for motorized vehicles

No parking or waiting

Riverbank with no barrier ahead

Road narrows from the right ahead

Mandatory speed limit

End of all prohibitions

No entry for vehicles exceeding 3.5 metres height

No entry for vehicles longer than 10 metres