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Theory Test - Road and Traffic Signs Category

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A good knowledge of road signs and road markings is essential. For pictures and explanations see our road signs page. For motorway signs see our motorway driving page.

To test your knowledge you can take our two road signs theory test - road sign test 02

General Road Sign Rules

Order Road Sign
You must obey signs giving orders. These signs are usually in red circles.

Instruction Road Sign
Signs that give instructions are blue and circular give instructions.

Tourist Information Road Sign
Signs with brown backgrounds display tourist information.

Direction Road Sign
White rectangles are used for direction signs on non-primary routes or for plates used in
combination with warning and regulatory signs.


Green rectangles are used for direction signs on primary routes.


Blue rectangles are used for information signs except on motorways where blue
is used for direction signs.

Hand Signal Left Turn
Hand signal indicating the driver intends to turn left.

Hand Signal Slow Down
Hand signal indicating the driver intends to slow down.

Road Markings

Centre Solid White Lines

You must not cross or straddle a solid white line in the centre of the road unless:

Traffic Lights

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