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How Well do You Know UK Road Signs?

By: Sally Aquire - Updated: 18 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
How Well Do You Know Uk Road Signs?

There are a wide range of UK road signs that drivers should be aware of to avoid the possibility of running into trouble or danger as a result of not fully understanding the situation. These include road signs that give directions, warnings and orders. While some road signs will be self-explanatory, others need drivers to have some prior knowledge of what they mean.

A good knowledge of UK road signs is vital for passing the theory test, but many drivers will find that this deserts them at a later date – especially the less common road signs.

Take our quiz to see how well you know UK road signs!

1. What is indicated by a blue circular road sign bordered by red with a thick red diagonal line running through it?

  • a. No stopping
  • b. No waiting
  • c. No entry

2. What is indicated by a blue circular road sign bordered by blue with a thick red cross running through it?

  • a. No stopping
  • b. No waiting
  • c. No entry

3. What is indicated by a triangular white road sign bordered by red and depicting an aeroplane?

  • a. Airport nearby
  • b. Low flying aircraft

4. What is indicated by a white triangular road sign bordered by red and depicting a flag?

  • a. High winds
  • b. Golf course
  • c. Side winds

5. What is indicated by a blue rectangular road sign containing an arrow facing upwards?

  • a. One way traffic
  • b. Give priority to oncoming vehicles
  • c. You have priority over oncoming vehicles

6. What is indicated by a blue circular road sign depicting a number in white lettering?

  • a. Minimum speed limit
  • b. Maximum speed limit

Answers

  • 1. Score 1 point for B
  • 2. Score 1 point for A
  • 3. Score 1 point for B
  • 4. Score 1 point for C
  • 5. Score 1 point for A
  • 6. Score 1 point for A

Verdict

0 points – Your answers indicate that your knowledge of UK road signs is somewhat lacking and should definitely be worked on. Fortunately, brushing up on your UK road signs is not too difficult as they can be found in the Highway Code (which all drivers should have an updated copy of). This is especially beneficial for getting to grips with UK road signs that are not so common and that you may not encounter on an everyday basis.

1-4 points – Your answers indicate that you have an adequate working knowledge of UK road signs. You are probably confident of the more common UK road signs but studying the Highway Code (which you should have an up-to-date copy of) can improve your knowledge of the road signs that are not found so widespread.

5 points or more – Your answers indicate that you have an impressive knowledge of UK road signs. You seem to be equally confident when it comes to both the common and less common UK road signs. If you still feel that you could benefit from improving your knowledge of UK road signs, you can find a wide range of them in the Highway Code (which you should have an up-to-date copy of).

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What does a circular sign with a black border and white middle with the number 20 written in the middle mean?It's a speed limit sign with a black border instead of red!I can't find it in the highway code.
Storm - 5-Mar-12 @ 9:33 PM
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