Light Signals Controlling Traffic

Traffic Light Signals


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RED means STOP. Wait behind the stop line on the carriageway RED AND AMBER also means STOP. Do not 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 that 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 may cause an accident A GREEN ARROW may be provided in addition to 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 are showing. White light signals may be provided for trams


Flashing Red Lights

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Alternately flashing red lights mean YOU MUST STOP

At level crossings, lifting bridges, airfields, fire stations, etc.

Motorway signals


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You MUST NOT proceed further in this lane Change lane Reduced Visability Lane Ahead Closed
Temp Max Speed Leave Motorway Temp Speed Advised End Of Restriction
Temporary maximum speed advised and information message Leave motorway at next exit Temporary maximum speed advised End of restriction


Lane Control Signals


Green arrow – lane avaliable to traffic facing the sign

Red crosses – lane vlosed to traffic facing the sign

White diagonal arrow – change lanes in direction shown




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