Are you more street-wise than the average UK driver? How many of these 15 road signs can YOU identify?
A NUMBER of British drivers struggle to identify what all of our road signs mean. Despite learning them when they first got their licence, far too many motorists have forgotten what even the most b…
A NUMBER of British drivers struggle to identify what all of our road signs mean.
Despite learning them when they first got their licence, far too many motorists have forgotten what even the most basic road markers are trying to tell us.
As many as three-quarters of Brits can no longer recall all of the signs set out in the Highway Code.
Most commonly, signs involving bridges, loading zones and no motor vehicles pose the most trouble for those behind the wheel.
In attempt to make life easier for drivers, the signs set out in the Highway Code are separated into three different shapes to represent a specific purpose.
Circular signs are there to give order, triangles will always contain a warning, and rectangular signs intend to inform drivers with current road information or tell them what is ahead.
A lack of knowledge in understanding road signs can mean danger for yourself and other road users - misinterpreting what a sign is trying to tell you can cause an accident, making it crucial that drivers have a solid grasp on the indicators set out in the Highway Code.
Read on to see how many of the following road signs you can correctly identify, and which ones you need to brush up on.
1. All motor vehicles prohibited
2. End of minimum speed
3. Level crossing without barrier or gate ahead
4. Cross winds
5. 'Give Way' ahead
6. National speed limit
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