Traffic Signs

Route Markers

Route Markers

Name: Advance trailblazer (GE2, TGE2)
Where: On the left-hand side of a road.
Purpose: To point out the direction you must follow to reach the more important route.
Action: Follow the traffic signs if you want to join the more important route and look out for the next trailblazer.

Name: Advance transport trailblazer (GE9)
Where: On the left-hand side of any road which is not a freeway.
Purpose: To point out the direction of a transport terminus from a route that would otherwise have taken you past a bus terminus, harbour, airport or helipad.
Action: Follow the traffic signs if you want to go to the terminus and look out for the transport trailblazer that follows.

 

Name: Transport trail blazer (GE10)
Where: Generally on the far left-hand corner of an intersection.
Purpose: To point out the direction to a transport terminus from a road that would otherwise have taken you past the terminus.
Action: Join the other route if you want to go to the terminus.

Name: Map-type advance trail blazer (GE11)
Where: On the left-hand side of any road where two routes join the numbered route by means of a set of one-way carriageways.
Purpose: To indicate that a route of equal or higher status can be entered from the road on which you are travelling. This new route consists of a pair of one-way roadways.
Action: You need to know before hand in which direction you want to travel, e.g. North(N) or South(S).

 

Name: Confirmation route marker
Where: On numbered metropolitan routes (GE12, TGE12)
On numbered regional routes (GE13, TGE13)
On numbered provincial routes (GE14, TGE14)
On numbered national routes (GE15, TGE15)
Purpose: To confirm the number and status of the route on which you are travelling.
Action: Make sure that the route you are travelling on is the route that you want to take to reach your destination.

 

Name: Direction route marker (GE12.1, TGE12.1) and (GE12.2, TGE12.2)
Where: In urban areas on the opposite side of an intersection near the street name sign or traffic light.
Purpose: To indicate to drivers the route number of the class-B route.
Action: Slow down for the intersection and make sure that you take the correct route.

 

Name: Advance direction route marker (GE12.3, GE12.5) (TGE12.4, TGE12.5)
Where: On the left-hand side or on the median of the road.
Purpose: To inform in time that you are approaching a class-B route.
Action: Make sure which route you want to follow, slow down for the intersection and take the correct route.

 

Name: Overhead route marker (GE12.6, GE12.7, GE12.8)
Where: Above the lanes most appropriate to the movement which is indicated.
Purpose: To inform in advance that a particular numbered route changes direction at the intersection ahead or that the cross-street at the intersection ahead is a numbered class-B route.
Action: Make sure which route you want to follow, slow down for the intersection and take the correct route.

Name: Alternative route marker (GE16, GE16.2, GE16.3, GE16.5)
Where: At the intersection of toll and alternative routes.
Purpose: To point out that a route other than the toll route can be followed.
Action: Decide in advance whether you want to take the toll or alternative route. If you want to take the alternative route, slow down for the intersection. Remember that the alternative route is usually not of the same high standard as the toll route.

Name: Bicycle route marker (GE17, GE17.1, GE17.3, GE17.5)
Where: On any road.
Purpose: To indicate to cyclists and other road users that there is a special route for cyclists only.
Action: Do not use this route and look out for cyclists that could suddenly change direction to follow the cycle route.

Name: Stack-type advance direction (GD1, TGD1)
Where: On the left-hand side of any road before an intersection.
Purpose: To indicate the -
  • numbers of the routes leading from an intersection and
  • destinations that can be reached from this intersection.
Action: Make sure which route you want to follow, slow down for the intersection and take the correct route.

Name: Stack-type direction (GD1.112, TGD1.112)
Where: On the far left-hand corner of an intersection.
Purpose: To indicate the-
  • numbers of the routes leading from this intersection and
  • destinations that can be reached from this intersection.
Action: Slow down and make sure you take the correct route. Also look out for other traffic at the intersection that might not yield.

Name: Confirmation (GD3, TGD3)
Where: On the left-hand side of the road a short distance beyond an intersection.
Purpose: To confirm the route to a destination and the distance indicated in kilometres to such destinations.
Action: Note the destination and in particular note the distance to the destination so that you can plan your trip to fill up with petrol or rest.

Name: Fingerboard (GD4, TGD4)
Where: On the far left-hand corner of an intersection.
Purpose: To guide you to small locations or to destinations on less travelled routes.
Action: Slow down and look out for traffic that might not yield at the intersection.

Name: Map-type advance direction (GD5, GD7, GD9, TGD9)
Where: On the left-hand side of the road before an intersection.
Purpose: To give advance guidance regarding the shape of the intersection ahead, the numbers and destinations of the routes leaving the intersection.
Action: Make use of this advance direction sign to decide where you want to go before reaching actual intersection.

Name: Overhead direction (GD12, GD13, GD15/16/17)
Where: On any road with more than one traffi8c lane, especially in rural areas.
Purpose: To inform in advance which lane leads to a specific destination.
Action: Move in good time to the correct lane that leads to your destination or route.

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