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The words Stop 100 Yards in a white rectangle below a red outlined triangle A plus sign inside a red triangle A line that bends to the right with a smaller line sticking out of the larger line and pointing to the left, inside a red outlined triangle A T shape inside a red outlined triangle A vertical line with a smaller line sticking out of the bottom left and another sticking out of the top right, inside a red outlined triangle
Distance to 'STOP' line ahead Crossroads Junction on bend ahead T-junction Staggered junction

The priority through route is indicated by the broader line.

The words Give Way 50 Yards in a white rectangle below a red outlined triangle Three white chevron arrows pointing left inside a black horizontal rectangle A vertical line that bends back on its self and then bends back to vertical inside a red outlined triangle A line that bends to the right inside a red outlined triangle There lines that bend to the right to form a circle inside a red outlined triangle
Distance to 'Give Way' line ahead Sharp deviation of route to left (or right if chevrons reversed) Double bend first to left (symbol may be reversed) Bend to right (or left if symbol reversed) Roundabout


A horizontal line with two humps along it inside a red outlined triangle The words Reduce Speed Now inside a red square Two vertical lines that merge at the top inside a red outlined triangle A vertical line, and a vertical line that bends in to the left, at the top inside a red outlined triangle Two vertical lines that bend inwards at the top inside a red outlined triangle
Uneven road Plate below some signs Dual carriage-way ends Road narrows on right (left if symbol reversed) Road narrows on both sides

A horizontal arrow pointing left below a horizontal arrow pointing right inside a red outlined triangle A vertical arrow pointing up to the left of a vertical arrow pointing down inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a traffic light inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a traffic light with a red diagonal line through it inside a white rectangle A picture of a car with skid marks behind it inside a red outlined triangle
Two-way traffic crosses one-way road Two-way traffic straight ahead Traffic signals Traffic signals not in use Slippery road

A black triangle with the measurement 10 percent sloping down along one edge inside a red outlined triangle A black triangle with the measurement 20 percent sloping up along one edge inside a red outlined triangle The word Patrol inside a white rectangle below a picture of two children inside a red outlined triangle A picture of two elderly people inside a red outlined triangle The words No Footway For 400 Yards inside a white rectangle below a picture of two pedestrians inside a red outlined triangle
Steep hill
downwards
Steep hill
upwards
Gradients may be shown as a ratio
i.e. 20% = 1:5
School crossing patrol ahead (some signs have amber lights which flash when children are crossing) Frail (or blind or disabled if shown) pedestrians likely to cross road ahead Pedestrians in road ahead

A picture of a person walking between two dotted lines inside a red outlined triangle The words Queues Likely inside a white rectangle below a picture of three cars in a queue inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a bicycle inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a wind sock inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a bridge inside a red outlined triangle
Pedestrian crossing Traffic queues likely ahead Cycle route ahead Side winds Hump bridge

The word Ford inside a red outlined triangle The word Ice inside a white rectangle below a picture of a snow flake inside a red outlined triangle The words Stop When Lights Show below a black rectangle with two red dots above a single yellow dot inside it A picture of a fence inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a steam train inside a red outlined triangle
Worded warning sign Risk of ice Light signals ahead at level crossing, airfield or bridge Level crossing with barrier or gate ahead Level crossing without barrier or gate ahead

An X shape with a red outlined triangle A picture of a tram inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a cow inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a stag inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a horse inside a red outlined triangle
Level crossing without barrier Trams crossing ahead Cattle Wild animals Wild horses or ponies


A picture of a person riding a horse inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a car driving into water inside a red outlined triangle A picture of an open draw bridge inside a red outlined triangle A picture of an aeroplane inside a red outlined triangle A picture of rocks falling down the side of a mountain inside a red outlined triangle
Accompanied horses or ponies Quayside or river bank Opening or swing bridge ahead Low-flying aircraft or sudden aircraft noise Falling or fallen rocks

Two arrows pointing at the measurement 14 foot and 6 inches inside a red outlined triangle, next to two arrows pointing at the measurement 4.4 metres inside a red outlined triangle, both above a black and yellow striped arch The words Safe Height 16 foot and 6 inches inside a white rectangle below a picture of a lightning flash inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a tunnel inside a red outlined triangle The words Humps For Half A Mile inside a white rectangle below a picture of a hump inside a red outlined triangle
Available width of headroom indicated Overhead electric cable; plate indicates maximum height of vehicles which can pass safely Tunnel ahead Distance over which road humps extend

The words Hidden Dip inside a white rectangle below a picture of an exclamation mark inside a red outlined triangle The words Soft Verges For 2 Miles inside a white rectangle below a picture of car driving on a verge inside a red outlined triangle A picture of a lorry grounding on a hump inside a red outlined triangle    
Other danger; plate indicates nature of danger Soft verges Risk of grounding    




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