Traffic Signs

Diagrammatic signs

Diagrammatic signs

Action to all the diagrammatic signs:
Whenever a lane ends, converges, merges or is added, make sure in time that there is a big enough gap in the traffic to merge with the traffic. Also yield to other traffic, which might merge.

Name: Traffic movements affected by an obstruction (GS103, GS104)(GS105)
Where: On any road
Purpose: To guide you by means of a diagram which indicates that one of the lanes of a carriageway comes to an end.

Name: Additional lane (GS201, GS202, GS210, GS212)(GS211, GS214)
Purpose: To inform you by means of a diagram that the number of lanes of the road which you are travelling on will be increased soon. Opposing traffic flow is indicated by a dotted arrow.

Name: Lane-use control by regulation (GS301, TGS302, TGS306, GS305)
Purpose: To guide you by means of a diagram, which indicates that, the right-hand lane of a two-lane carriageway or part of a carriageway is subject to a compulsory requirement of a ‘command’ or ‘prohibition’ regulatory sign. Opposing traffic flow is indicated by a dotted arrow.

Name: Lanes merge (GS401, TGS403, GS404, TGS406)
Purpose: To guide you by means of a diagram, which indicates that, a lane merges with another lane or that roadways join.

 

Name: Lanes converge (GS451, GS454)
Purpose: To guide drivers by means of a diagram, which indicates that, a curved multi-lane carriageway converges with a straight multi-lane carriageway from the left or right, without a decrease in lanes.

Name: Arrestor bed (GS501, GS502, GS503, GS504)
Where: On descents.
Purpose: To indicate that there is an arrestor bed ahead and to indicate the entrance to such an arrestor bed.
Action: Should the brakes of your vehicle fail, drive straight into the arrestor bed.

Name: Engage lower gear (GS505, TGS505)
Where: On the left-hand side of the road.
Purpose: To warn that, because of a steep descent, it is necessary to engage a lower gear.
Action: If you are driving a heavy motor vehicle, engage a lower gear so that the vehicle will move down the descent more slowly.
If the lower gear does not have the desired effect, engage an even lower gear to keep the speed constant and protect the brakes against overheating.

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