UK Traffic Signs & Signals



Light signals controlling traffic - Traffic Light Signals
RED means 'Stop'. Wait behind the stop line on the carriagewayRED AND AMBER also means 'Stop. Do not pass through or start until GREEN showsGREEN 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 who are crossingAMBER 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 might cause an accident
A GREEN ARROW may be provided in addition to the full green signal if movement in a certain direction is allowed before or after 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 may be showing. White light signals may be provided for tramsAlternately flashing red lights mean YOU MUST STOP. At level crossings, lifting bridges, airfields, fire stations, etc.You MUST NOT proceed further in this laneChange lane
Reduced visibility aheadLane aheadclosedTemporary maximum speed advised and information messageLeave motorway at next exit
Temporary maximum speed advisedEnd of restrictionGreen arrow - lane available to traffic facing the sign; Red crosses - lane closed to traffic facing the sign; White diagonal arrow - change lanes in direction shown