Do you know your Road Signs?

Hi everyone, Kate here. As you might remember, I passed my test a couple of months ago so I’ve been driving along making notes (in my head, obviously). Now I’ve been driving for a while I feel like I can get on my high horse a bit and tell the truth. Most drivers don’t know what they’re doing!

I’m not saying they’re bad drivers, I’m just saying they may have forgotten some of the things from their theory test. The main thing that gets on my nerves is road signs. Lots of people don’t know what each sign represents, and that’s really dangerous! What if someone mistakes the National Speed Limit for a no entry? Or if they think a level crossing sign actually means a gated community?

Well don’t worry because I’m here to help. Test yourself on whether you can identify these ten road signs. If you can’t, maybe it’s time to dust off that old highway code! Don’t worry, we’ll start with the easy ones:


Stop – See? I told you the first one would be easy! Let’s ramp it up a bit.


Slippery Road – Not a warning about drunk drivers, just roads that you won’t have as much grip on and you should slow down.

Quayside or Riverside – If you’ve grown up by the sea or a river, then you’ll know this one. Make sure you don’t fall in!

Drawbridge – This may seem like an issue for medieval road travellers, but drawbridges are still around!

Aeroplanes overhead – This sign means that there are low flying aircrafts overhead. Not a lot you can do if one is flying over you, but it’s good to be aware of your surroundings.


Steep incline – You’re going to be going up a hill. If you’ve got a little car like me these warnings are a godsend! I need some time to get the engine going!

Motorway ahead – Pretty self-explanatory, though it does kind of look like you’ll crash into the central reservation!


One Way Road – Keep an eye out for these, you don’t want to go the wrong way!

Pedestrian Crossing – And remember, if it’s a zebra crossing the PEDESTRIAN has the right of way, no matter how much of a rush you’re in!

Hopefully you knew all of these road signs already, but if not a quick refresher is never a bad thing – there are 160 to learn after all! That’s it from me for now. Have a look at Perrys’ new cars or go to your local dealership, they have some great offers, especially for new drivers like me!