Traffic Signs and Markings

You should know the meaning of the various traffic signs, road signs and markings on the road surface and how react to it when you see them on the street. Study well the overview in The New Official K53 Manual and you will more easily understand and remember all traffic signs, signals and road markings described in the different traffic sign chapters can of the manual.


The purpose of signs, signs and road markings is :

» regulate the safe flow of traffic;
» warn drivers about road conditions;
» Provision of information; and
» provide information on routes and destinations.

Representation of signs

Traffic signs come in three different forms:

» Signs mounted on poles or elevated structures;
» markings painted on the road surface; and
»Signals from lights or people.

Temporary signals

Many of the signs have yellow, red and black color combinations.These are temporary signs and the yellow color is intended to draw attention to the temporary situation as these signs take precedence over any permanent signs nearby. Temporary traffic signs must be obeyed.

IMPORTANT: You must understand the meaning of all traffic signs and markings and how you should respond to divers. when approaching them. All this detailed information can be found in the new official K53

Signal regulations

Regulatory signs are used to control driver actions and traffic flow.
This includes Traffic Flow Control signs that regulate the flow of traffic, Mandatory signs that tell you what to do and also Prohibition signs that tell you what is not allowed. It is a criminal offense to disregard any of these signs. If you do this you may be fined. There are temporary versions for some of these signs and they have yellow, red and black color combinations.

Warning signs

Warning signs indicate dangers or potential dangers that you may encounter in
You are usually some distance ahead of the threat, giving you plenty of time to react. The characters are white triangles with a red border and a black symbol or message word. Temporary versions of signs have a yellow background.

When you encounter a warning sign, look out for stop signs, give way signs, or other mandatory signs that may appear. Proceed more slowly and carefully.

Hazard marker panels are red and white (or red and yellow for temporary versions) rectangular panels that are placed over the hazard itself, such as at a sharp bend or into an obstacle on or at the side of the road.


These signs provide information about the road ahead so that you know your road and Plan lane usage accordingly.

Guide signs

These signs provide information about the route and include distances, for example and directions to destinations and public facilities as well as upcoming lane situations.


These signposts are used for orientation on the route and contain, for example, distances and directions to destinations and public facilities as well as traffic. Road conditions ahead.

Road surface markings

Road markings are signs that are painted on the road surface. They can be divided into regulatory, warning and information signs. They have the same meaning as traffic signs posted on poles or above the road and drivers must respond accordingly. The markings on the surface are painted white, yellow or red depending on the message.

In general, you are not allowed to stop on a red line, you are not allowed to park on a yellow line, and you are not allowed to cross a solid white line, except for those who Cross width from the street.

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