Traffic Signs

Warning Road Markings

Warning road markings

Name: Railway crossing ahead (WM1)
Where: On any road before a railway crossings between the warning sign and the railway crossing.
Purpose: To warn that there is a railway crossing ahead.
Action: Slow down and if necessary, stop before the crossing.

Name: Continuity lines (WM2)
Where: On any road.
Purpose: To warn you that there is a break (intersection or off ramp) in the continuing part of the roadway and to inform you that if you are in a lane that has a line on one side, that lane will soon turn off from the road which you are now travelling.
Action: Yield to any traffic that wants to change lanes. The continuity lines will soon change to a channelizing line or painted island, which will make it illegal to change direction. Check your blind spot to make sure there are no other vehicles that might cut in front of you.

Name: Dividing lines (WM3)
Where: On any road with two-way traffic.
Purpose: To warn that vehicles on the other side of the road marking are moving in the opposite direction.
Action: Be on the look out for approaching vehicles which may move over onto your side of the road.

Name: Reversible lane lines (WM4)
Where: On any road.
Purpose: To warn drivers that the lane indicated by this marking can be used for traffic from the opposite direction at various times of day or night.
Action: Be on the look out for approaching vehicles.

Name: Yield control ahead (WM5)
Where: On any road before coming to an intersection.
Purpose: To warn that there is a yield sign ahead.
Action: Slow down if other traffic is approaching the intersection and stop if necessary.

Name: Lane reduction arrows (WM6.1, WM6.2, WM6.3)
Where: On a multi-lane carriageway.
Purpose: To warn that the traffic lanes are reduced from the left (WM6.1) or right (WM6.3) or from both (WM6.2) sides.
Action: Change lanes in time if the lane you are travelling in ends. Check both the blind spots where two lanes end from both sides to make sure there is no other vehicle that is also changing lanes.

Name: Mandatory direction arrow ahead (WM7)
Where: In a traffic lane on any road especially in urban areas.
Purpose: To warn in time that you will be obliged to follow a certain direction at the first intersection.
Action: Choose the correct lane in time to drive in the direction that you want to go.

Name: No overtaking or no crossing line ahead (WM8)
Where: On any road.
Purpose: To warn you that there is a no-overtaking line or no-crossing line ahead.
Action: Ensure not to cross the prohibition line that follows the sign. If you are on the right-hand side of the road move back to the left-hand lane as soon as possible before the prohibition line starts.

Name: Arrestor bed ahead (WM9)
Where: On any rural road especially in mountainous areas.
Purpose: To indicate where especially drivers of heavy vehicles who become aware that a vehicle’s brakes became defective, can drive such a vehicle of the road and it will be stopped by the gravel section ahead.
Action: Only drive into this arrestor bed when your brakes fail.

Name: Speed hump (WM10) (RM7)
Where: On any road especially in urban areas.
Purpose: To warn that there is a speed hump in the road.
Action: Slow down and release your brake before driving over the speed hump.

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