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Hazard markers

Hazard markers warn you that the road ahead is about to change direction because of a:

  • curve
  • steep descent
  • obstacle (for example, a traffic island or roundabout)
  • obstruction (for example, the end of a cul-de-sac).

Hazard markers tell you the direction to take when approaching the obstacle or driving past the hazard. You must obey these signs.

Sign Meaning

Drive to the left of the hazard sign

Drive to the left of the hazard sign

Drive to the left of the hazard sign

 

Drive to the left of the hazard

These signs tell you that you are coming up to a hazard (such as an abrupt narrowing of the road, or a road obstruction) that you will need to drive left to avoid.

You must drive to the left of the sign.

Drive to the right of the hazard sign

Drive to the right of the hazard sign

Drive to the right of the hazard sign

Drive to the right of the hazard

These signs tell you that you are coming up to a hazard (such as an abrupt narrowing of the road, or a road obstruction) that you will need to drive right to avoid.

You must drive to the right of the sign.

Turn to the left or right of the hazard sign

Turn to the left or right or the hazard

This sign appears at T-intersections, facing you if you are driving on the road that is ending, or on any road where a traffic island or obstruction is ahead.

Drive either side of the hazard sign

Drive either side of the hazard sign

Drive either side of the hazard sign

Drive either side of the hazard

You can drive either side of the sign.

Obstruction hazard marker

Obstruction hazard marker

Obstruction hazard markers show you where a road ends.

They appear above roads, such as on a bridge, when a height restriction for vehicles is detailed on the sign.

Drive in the right direction sign

Drive in the right direction

These yellow signs appear in sets to outline the curve of the road ahead.

You will see 2 or 3 of these signs in a row. Drive in the right direction of these signs.

Drive in the left direction sign

Drive in the left direction

These yellow signs appear in sets to outline the curve of the road ahead.

You will see 2 or 3 of these signs in a row. Drive in the left direction of these signs.

Do you know your road signs?

Refresh your knowledge of road signs. Understanding the meaning of our road signs will help keep you safe.

Last updated
28 October 2013
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