STOP

This is one of the most important and prominent Road Sign. This sign indicates that Driver should immediately stop. Usually Police, traffic and toll authorities use this signs at check posts.

NO ENTRY

Certain pockets of an area or road are demarcated as no entry areas for traffic. This could be entry to a restricted area or no traffic zone. So the driver should obey it and divert his route.

NO PARKING

NO PARKING

This sign is very significant in major cities. It prohibits parking of a vehicle in designated area. Any vehicle parked here is towed away and occupant/driver is liable to penal action. Therefore, drivers should park their vehicle in authorized parking areas only.

GIVE WAY

GIVE WAY

This sign is used at roundabouts where a specific lane discipline is to be followed. This sign direct the traffic to give way to the fellow traffic on your right side.

NO STOPPING OR STANDING

NO STOPPING OR STANDING

Some roads demand continuous flow of traffic and stopping of one vehicle disrupt the whole traffic flow. At these areas No Stopping signs are installed. Any vehicle stopping at these places could meet an accident and also a penal action.

ONE WAY

ONE WAY

This indicates that the traffic flow is allowed in only one direction. The way beyond this sign restricts entry of the traffic however, the oncoming traffic flow remains normal.

ONE WAY

ONE WAY

This indicates that the traffic flow is allowed in only one direction. The way beyond this sign restricts entry of the traffic however, the oncoming traffic flow remains normal.

VEHICLES PROHIBITED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

VEHICLES PROHIBITED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

This sign directs that the demarcated area beyond it is prohibited for traffic flow from both sides. There could be number of reasons for installing this sign such as pedestrian area only, area under repair, security reasons etc.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED

This sign signifies that there should no movement of traffic in the designated area either from outside or within. This is used to decongest the area. It is also used at pedestrian areas.

TRUCK PROHIBITED

TRUCK PROHIBITED

As sign itself speaks the area designated is a no entry zone for Trucks or HMV. These could be narrow lanes or congested areas where entry of heavy transport vehicle could obstruct smooth flow of traffic.

BULLOCK & HAND CART PROHIBITED

BULLOCK & HAND CART PROHIBITED

This sign indicates that the road has been prohibited for plying of Bullock & Hand Carts. These slow moving carts many a times hinder the smooth flow of traffic.

BULLOCK CART PROHIBITED

BULLOCK CART PROHIBITED

The slowest form of transport many a times becomes obstruction to the free flow of traffic hence certain zones have been demarcated where bullock Carts are not allowed to ply.

TONGAS PROHIBITED

TONGAS PROHIBITED

Tongas or Horse cart were extensively used as a popular means of transport in recent past. With the advent of new and faster means of transport this vehicle becomes hurdle in the smooth traffic flow. So many of the areas/roads have become prohibited for Tongas.

HAND CART PROHIBITED

HAND CART PROHIBITED

This sign indicates that the Hand Cart is prohibited on the demarcated road as it would hinder the flow of fast moving traffic.

CYCLE PROHIBITED

CYCLE PROHIBITED

In order to ensure the safety of Cyclists, certain roads, which are meant for fast moving vehicles are prohibited for Cyclists. So the Cyclists should not use the roads where this sign has been installed.

COMPULSORY TURN LEFT

COMPULSORY TURN LEFT

One has to turn towards left after seeing this sign. This may have been installed due to diversion.

COMPULSORY AHEAD

COMPULSORY AHEAD

This sign indicates the traffic should move in straight direction and turning to either side would lead to penal action and safety hazard.

COMPULSORY KEEP LEFT

COMPULSORY KEEP LEFT

This sign indicates that the driver should drive in left lane for smooth traffic flow. This sign is installed mainly on the roads, which do not have divider in between, and two way traffic flows on the same road.

PEDESTRIANS PROHIBITED

PEDESTRIANS PROHIBITED

This sign restricts the movement of pedestrian on road or the adjoining area. This could be lane for fast moving vehicles, highways etc. This could be installed at intersection where alternate crossing arrangements like underpass, foot over bridge etc are there for crossing the road.

RIGHT TURN PROHIBITED

RIGHT TURN PROHIBITED

This sign directs driver not to turn towards right side in any circumstance.

LEFT TURN PROHIBITED

LEFT TURN PROHIBITED

This sign directs driver not to turn towards left side in any circumstance.

U-TURN PROHIBITED

U-TURN PROHIBITED

This sign can be seen at some of the busy intersection on roads. The U turn at these intersections could result in major accidents or traffic jams. The driver should not violate this sign to avoid fine and any untoward incident.

OVERTAKING PROHIBITED

OVERTAKING PROHIBITED

With superhighways and advancement in automobile technology speed of vehicles has increased manifold. With this overtaking has come as a maneuver to save time on road. But some place where the roads are narrow, at bridges, at turns Overtaking becomes dangerous. At these place this sign is installed which prohibit overtaking ensuring safety.

HORN PROHIBITED

HORN PROHIBITED

Excessive and unnecessary honking is treated as unruly behaviour in modern society. However there are silence zones where honking is completely prohibited like near hospitals, schools etc. This sign directs driver to respect the silence zone and not to use horn.

SPEED LIMIT

SPEED LIMIT

This sign designates the speed, as specified in the sign, of traffic on road. The limit specified must be invariable followed to avoid penal action and accidents on the road.

WIDTH LIMIT

WIDTH LIMIT

This sign indicates the width of the vehicle, which is allowed to enter the zone beyond its installation. The vehicle with width above 2 meters is restricted to enter this zone. This could a bridge or a narrow lane.

HEIGHT LIMIT

HEIGHT LIMIT

There are certain roads which pass under bridges, railway lines etc. of low height. To avoid any untoward incident authorities earmark height of vehicle which can easily pass under the bridge. The specified limit should be strictly adhered to avoid accidents and penal action.

LENGTH LIMIT

LENGTH LIMIT

This sign on road indicates that length of the vehicle, which can be manoeuvred through that passage. It could be a sharp turn, a hairpin bend etc. This is meant for long and oversized vehicle, which cannot negotiate a safe turn.

LOAD LIMIT

LOAD LIMIT

This road sign limits the load of the vehicle, which should ply on the road further. This sign indicates that a vehicle weighing more than 5 tonnes cannot use the road further as there may be a bridge, which cannot bear the weight beyond 5 tonnes, or the road is soft to accommodate the weight of the vehicle.

AXLE LOAD LIMIT

AXLE LOAD LIMIT

This sign is usually installed before a bridge. It indicates the load a bridge can bear. The limit of this sign is 4 tonnes, this indicates that only vehicles with axle load of 4 tonnes or less can pass over this bridge.

COMPULSORY CYCLE TRACK

COMPULSORY CYCLE TRACK

This sign directs that the cyclist should use this lane compulsorily and no other motorized vehicle should enter it. To be a safe cyclist and to avoid fines always follow this sign.

COMPULSORY TURN RIGHT

COMPULSORY TURN RIGHT

This sign directs the driver to turn right only, there could be any reason for it but obeying this signal would lead to safety and hassle free drive.

COMPULSORY AHEAD OR TURN RIGHT

COMPULSORY AHEAD OR TURN RIGHT

This sign directs the traffic to either move straight or take right turn. Turning towards left is prohibited.

COMPULSORY AHEAD OR TURN LEFT

COMPULSORY AHEAD OR TURN LEFT

This sign directs the traffic to either move straight or take left turn. Turning towards right is prohibited. Violation of these sign may jeopardize your safety and may also lead to penal action.

COMPULSORY SOUND HORN

COMPULSORY SOUND HORN

There are some conditions when blowing horn becomes compulsory. While maneuvering a blind turns especially in hilly roads blowing horn before turn is one of the safety measure. So whenever you see this sign blow horn to let oncoming traffic knows your presence on road.

COMPULSORY BUS STOP

COMPULSORY BUS STOP

This sign shows that all buses (public transport) will compulsorily stop at this place.