Traffic Signs

Light Signals Controlling Traffic
Traffic Light Signal
Red means ‘Stop’ way behind the stop line behind the carriage way Red and Amber also mean ‘Stop’ Don’t Pass through or start until Green shows GREEN means you may go on if the way is clear. Take special care if you intend to turn left or right and give way to pedestrians who are crossing AMBER means ‘Stop’ at the stop line. You may go on only if the AMBER appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident
A GREEN ARROW may be provided in addition to the full green signal if movement in a certain direction is allowed before or after the full green phase. If the way is clear you may go but only in the direction shown by the arrow. You may do this whatever other lights may be showing At level crossings, lifting bridges, airfields, fire stations etc.

Motorway Signals & Signs

Motorways Signals
Don’t proceed further in this lane Change lane  Reduced visibility ahead Lane ahead closed
 Leave motorway at next exit  Temporary maximum speed limit End of restriction End of restriction
Temporary maximum speed limit and information message
    Lane Control Signals
Green Arrow – Lane available to the traffic facing the sign
Red Crosses – Lane closed for the traffic facing the sign
While Diagonal Arrow – Change lanes in directions shown
  Warning Signal
Route Markers
Motorway Provincial Road National Highway District Road
Motorway Direction Signs
Overhead Direction Signs 2 Km before exit Overhead Direction Sign 100 meter before exit.
Motorway ground mounted direction sign Ground mounted sign at the exit of the motorway. Ground mounted direction sign at the junction of link road and slip road. Motorway ground mounted direction sign
Motorway ground mounted distance sign. Motorway distance sign at national highways and link roads
Motorway Exit Countdown Marker
300M 200M 100M
Countdown markers al motorway exits
Motorway Informatory Signs
Start of motorway and point from which motorway regulations apply Motorway service area sign showing End of motorway
Motorway Emergency Diversion Symbol
The four yellow and black symbols depicted above are for use only when an EMERGNCY DIVERSION on the Motorway is in operation. Therefore, the SQUARE would be used to route traffic to one destination Le Rawalpindi, the TRIANGLE would be used to route traffic to Lahore and the DIAMOND & CIRCLE could be used for other destinations if and when appropriate
Signal by Police
Stopping & Beckoning Signals
Traffic approaching from both front and behind. Traffic approaching from behind. Traffic approaching from the front Beckoning on traffic from the front
Beckoning on traffic from behind Beckoning on traffic from the side
How to Give Signals to Other Road Users
Indicator Signals
I intend to move out to the right or turn right I intend to move in to the left or turn left or stop on the left
Signal and Brake Lights
I am slowing down or stopping
Manual Signals
I intend to move out to the right or turn right I intend to move in to the left or turn left
I intend to slow down or stop. This signal is particularly important at Zebra crossing to let other road users, including pedestrian, know that you are slowing down or stopping
I want to go straight on I want to turn left I want to turn right
Traffic Signs
Mandatory Signs
Give Way or stop completely  Stop Slow  Road Closed
No entry for motor vehicle  Overtaking prohibited No entry tor cycle No entry for motor cycle
No entry for goods vehicles No entry for pedestrians No entry for animal Drawn vehicle No entry for hand carts
No entry for agricultural vehicle No entry for vehicles exceeding width more than 8′-6″ No entry for vehicles exceeding height more than 16′-6″ No entry for vehicles exceeding 7 ton laden weight
No entry for vehicles exceeding 6 ton one axle No entry for vehicles exceeding 10 meter in length Overtaking by goods vehicles prohibited Maximum speed limit 5O Km/h
No U-turn No entry No left turn No right turn
Audible warning devices prohibited  Passing police custom post without stopping Stop for police post  Parking prohibited
 End of all prohibitions Imposed  End of speed limit imposed End of prohibition of overtaking Entry to 30 Km/h zone
End 0f 30 Km/h zone No stopping (Clearway)  Maximum speed  National speed limit applies
 Turn to the left Go straight ahead  Turn to the right Turn to the right
Turn to the left  Go straight or left Keep to the right  Keep to the left
Compulsory roundabout Lane control sign Dual Carriageway ahead  Dual carriageway end
Warning Signs (Mostly Triangular)
Left bend  Right bend Double bend to the right Double bend to the left
 Dangerous descent  Steep ascent Carriageway narrow  Swing bridge
Road leads on to quay or river bank Un-even road Road dips  Slippery roads
Lose gravel Falling rock Pedestrian crossing Children crossing
Cyclists Cattle crossing  Wild animal crossing  Road works
Light signals Air field Strong cross wind Two way traffic
Other dangers Yield to the traffic approaching from the right on the cross road Yield to the traffic approaching from the right on any leg off the intersection Minor cross road
Minor cross road from left Minor cross road from right Minor cross roads from right and left, respectively Minor cross roads from left and right, respectively
Minor cross road joining from right Minor cross road joining from left Minor road on the right Minor road on the left
Major cross road  Narrow bridge  Level crossing (without gate)  Level crossing (with gate)
Advance danger U-turn
Distance to ‘STOP’ line ahead  Junction of bend ahead T-Junction  Distance to ‘Give Way’ line ahead
Sharp deviation of route to left (or right if chevrons reversed) Roundabout Plate below some signs Dual carriageway ends
Road narrows on right (left if symbol reversed) Road narrows on both sides Two-way traffic crosses one-way road Two-way traffic straight ahead
Failure of traffic light signal  Traffic signals  Hump bridge  Side winds
 Risk of grounding Light signals ahead at level crossing, air field or bridge Level crossing without barrier Wild horses or ponies
 Accompanied horses or ponies Opening or swing bridge ahead Available width of headroom indicated
Overhead electric cable; plate indicates maximum height of vehicles which can pass safely.  Distance to tunnel Soft verges Risk of ice
Informatory Signs
Advance direction No through road on the right No through road on the left Dead end road
 Direction of place  Direction of airfield Beginning of built up area  End of built up area
 Hospital  One way road One way
 Bus stop Parking Parking place indicated Parking place indicated
Parking place indicated Parking place indicated Parking place indicated Facility indicated
First aid station  Breakdown service Telephone Filling station
Hotel or motel  Restaurant  Cafeteria Picnic site
Starting points for walks Camping site Caravan site Camping and caravan site
Youth hostel Roundabout Ancient monument in the care of national Heritage
 Tourist attraction Diversion route
Hospital ahead with Accident and Emergency facilities  Packing place for towed caravans Tourist Information Point Advance warning of restriction or prohibition ahead
Appropriate traffic lane at junction ahead
Road works 1 Km ahead Slow moving or stationary works vehicle blocking a  traffic lane. Pass  the direction shown by the arrow Temporary lane closure (the number and position of arrows and red bars may be varied according to lanes open and closed End of road works and any temporary restrictions
One lane crossover at contra flow road works Signs used on the back of slow moving or stationary vehicles warning lane closed ahead by a works vehicle. There are no cones on the road. Temporary hazard at road works
Road Markings
Carriage Way Markings
Centre line Centre line no overtaking zone
overtaking allowed If no vehicle approaching from the opposite direction No overtaking zone
Lane control marking, traffic in each lane to proceed only to the direction indicated
Lane closed Stop line
Give way line  Box junction
Give way warning  Stop sign warning
 Zebra crossing
 Stop line at ‘STOP’ sign Give way to traffic on major road
Double white lines Hazard warning line Lane Line Centre line
No parking
Diagonal stripes Edge line No stopping
Miscellaneous Markings
Keep entrance clear at stationary vehicles, even If – picking up or setting down children
 Warning of Give way just ahead Parking space reserved for vehicles named Bus stop Bus lane
Box junction Don’t block entrance to side road Indication at traffic lanes
Warning Signs (Vehicle Markings)
Hazardous Material – Symbols
Explosive material  Flammable gas Non Flammable gas Poison gas
 Flammable liquid  Flammable solid  Spontaneously combustible  Dangerous when wet
 Oxidizing agent  Radioactive  Harmful  Corrosive
Goods Vehicles
The vertical markings are also required to be fitted to builder’s skips placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than 13 meters (optional on combinations between 11 and 13 meters)
Projection Markers
Side Marker End Marker
Both required when load or equipment (e.g. crane jib) overhangs front or rear by more than two meters.
School Bus Symbol
School bus (displayed in front or rear window of bus or coach)