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CONTROL SIGNS

Control signs are regulatory signs that control the actions of drivers and MUST be obeyed.  It is an offence to disobey a control sign.  Control signs are usually mounted on a pole or structure next to the roadway.

Shape:  Variety of shapes.

Colour:   Red and white sign boards with white or sometimes black symbols or writing on the sign, except for the stop-go sign, which is a temporary sign, where the go sign will have a yellow background.





Name:

Stop (R1.1)

Where:

At intersections (where roads cross each other), railway crossings and scholar patrols.

Purpose:

To bring traffic to a stop.

Action:

Bring your vehicle to a complete stop behind the white painted stop line.

If there is no stop line, the front of the vehicle must come to a standstill in line with the stop sign.

Proceed only when it is safe to do so.



 



Name:

Stop/Yield (R1.2)

Where:

At intersections.

Purpose:   

To allow traffic turning left, to do so without stopping (if it can be done without interfering with cross traffic from the sides).

Action:

If you intend to carry straight on or turn right, bring your vehicle to a complete standstill behind the stop line.

If you intend to turn left, yield (give right of way) to all traffic, which is close enough to pose a hazard, and then proceed.

Proceed only when it is safe.





Name:

3-Way Stop (R1.3)

Where:

At intersections.

Purpose:   

To bring traffic from three directions to a stop.

Action:

Bring your vehicle to a complete standstill behind the stop line.

If there is no stop line, the front of your vehicle must be brought to a stop in line with the stop sign.

Proceed only when it is safe.

If more than one vehicle stops at the intersection, the vehicle, which stopped first, should move off first.





Name:

4-Way Stop (R1.4)

Where:

At intersections.

Purpose:   

To bring traffic from all four directions to a stop.

Action:

Bring your vehicle to a complete standstill behind the stop line.

If there is no stop line, the front of your vehicle must be brought to a stop in line with the stop sign.

Proceed only when it is safe.

If more than one vehicle stops at the intersection, the vehicle, which stopped first, should move off first.





Name:

Stop/Go (R1.5)

Where:

Usually at road works for temporary traffic control.

Purpose:         

These are two different signs, which are mounted back to back and hand-held by an operator.

It indicates whether your side of the traffic may proceed or must stop.

Action:

Stop if the STOP sign is displayed by the person operating the sign and move off or proceed with caution, if safe, when the GO sign is displayed by the person operating the sign.





Name:

Yield (R2)

Where:

At intersections and railway crossings.

Purpose:   

To indicate that you must yield to other traffic.

Action:

If other traffic is approaching the intersection, reduce speed and if necessary, stop before proceeding.

If there are no other vehicles approaching the intersection, you may proceed without stopping.





Name:

Yield To Pedestrians (R2.1)

Where:

At intersections and pedestrian crossings.

Purpose:    

To compel you to give priority (right of way) to pedestrians crossing the road or wanting to cross the road.

Action:

Look out for pedestrians crossing the road or near the road and be ready to stop for such pedestrians.





Name:

Yield At Mini Circle (R2.2)

Where:

At traffic circles, particularly mini circles.

Purpose:     

To warn you that there is a traffic circle ahead where you must expect to yield to other traffic.

Action:

Look out for other vehicles and yield to vehicles already in the circle or that will cross the yield line at their entrance to the circle before you will cross yours - stop if necessary.

The driver who reaches his/her yield line first may proceed first.

You must, as at any other intersection, signal (indicate) in time in which direction you want to turn.

You must proceed in a clockwise direction (as the picture indicates), if it is safe to proceed.





Name:

No Entry (R3)

Where:

Usually found at the end of a one-way street, at the end of an off-ramp or at intersections where two-way traffic roads change to one-way traffic.

Purpose: 

To indicate that no traffic may proceed past this sign on the road, carriageway or lane.

Action:

Do not enter the road, carriageway or lane where this sign is displayed.

You may not enter this road with your vehicle.






Name:

One-Way Roadway (Left) (R4.1)

One-Way Roadway (Right) (R4.2)

One-Way Roadway (Straight) (R4.3)

Where:

At intersections where a one-way road joins another road.

Purpose:      

To indicate that there is a one-way road or carriageway to the left (R4.1), to the right (R4.2) or straight on (R4.3).

Action:

Proceed only in the direction of the arrow, should you want to use that specific road or carriageway.





Name:

Pedestrian Priority (R5)

Where:

At the entrance to an area specifically intended for pedestrians.

Purpose:        

To give priority to pedestrians but limit other traffic to emergency vehicles, vehicles loading and off loading goods and maintenance vehicles.

No other vehicles are permitted in such an area.

Action:

When driving any of the above-mentioned vehicles, drive carefully in this area at a maximum speed of 15 km/h.

Priority must be given to pedestrians crossing or wanting to cross the road.

When loading or off loading goods, only do so in areas clearly marked for such purposes by road traffic signs.

Other than emergency vehicles, vehicles loading and off loading goods and maintenance vehicles, no other vehicles are permitted in such an area.





Name:

Yield To Oncoming Traffic (R6)

Where:

At the entrance to any road intended for dual way traffic (vehicles traveling in both directions) where the road is too narrow for two vehicles to pass safely at the same time.

Purpose:            

To indicate that there is a single road or carriageway ahead for use by vehicles from both directions (in other words vehicles from both sides have to make use of only one lane) but the oncoming traffic has right of way.

Action:

Look out for other vehicles and yield (give right of way) to oncoming vehicles (from the front) or vehicles already in the road or carriageway and approaching you.

Proceed only when the road is clear of oncoming traffic.

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