Traffic Signs

Prohibition Signs

Prohibition signs

Name: Speed limit (R201, TR201)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: Inform you of the speed limit applicable on this road. The restriction applies from the sign.
Action: Do not exceed the speed indicated by this sign.

Name: Mass limit (R202, TR202)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: To prevent certain heavy vehicles from using a road or part of a road.
Action: If the GVM or GCM of your vehicle exceeds the mass indicated in tons, use another road or part of the road, which is not indicated by this sign. If your vehicle’s GVM or GCM is less than the indicated mass in tons, you may use this road.

Name: Axle mass limit (R203, TR203)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: To prohibit certain heavy vehicles from using the road.
Action: If the axle mass of any of your vehicle’s axles exceeds the indicated mass in tons, use another road or part of the road not indicated by this sign.

Name: Height limit (R204, TR204)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: To warn you against a height restriction ahead.
Action: If your vehicle (or load) is higher than the indicated height in metres, another road not indicated by this sign, must be used.

Name: Length limit (R205, TR205)
Where: On any public road, especially in mountainous areas.
Purpose: To prohibit long vehicles from using a road where such a vehicle will not be able to negotiate a curve or will turn in such a manner that it will disrupt or endanger other traffic.
Action: If applicable, take an alternative route.

Name: Excessive noise prohibited (R206)
Where: On any public road usually near hospitals, churches and homes for the aged.
Purpose: To prohibit noise.
Action: If the noise level of your vehicle is high, you may not proceed past the sign, and for 100 metres after passing the sign, the vehicle’s hooter may not be used.

Name: Hitch-hiking prohibited (R207)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: To prohibit pedestrians and stationary vehicles.
Action: No pedestrian may attempt to be picked up by a passing vehicle.
  • A driver of a vehicle may not pick up passengers for the next 500m.

Name: Unauthorised vehicles prohibited (R208, TR208)
Where: On any public road where it is necessary to close the road for general traffic. The temporary sign is usually displayed at road works.
Purpose: To prohibit drivers without special authorisation from entering a certain road or section of a road.
Action: Do not proceed past the sign or enter the road without special permission.

Name: Left turn ahead prohibited (R209, TR209) and Right turn ahead (R210, TR210) prohibited
Where: On any public road before a junction.
Purpose: To prohibit vehicles from turning at an intersection.
Action: Do not turn left or right at the intersection, depending on the sign.

Name: Left turn prohibited (R211, TR211) and right turn (R212, TR212) prohibited.
Where: At intersections on any public road.
Purpose: To prohibit traffic from turning left or right.
Action: Where a left-turn prohibition is displayed, you may proceed straight or turn right.
Where a right-turn prohibition is displayed, you may proceed straight or turn left.

Name: U-turn prohibited (R213)
Where: On a public road before or on the far side of an intersection.
Purpose: To vehicles from turning around so that it faces the opposite direction.
Action: Do not turn your vehicle around so that it faces the opposite direction.

Name: Overtaking prohibited (R214, TR214, R215, TR215)
Where: On any public road.
Purpose: To inform drivers that overtaking vehicles is prohibited for the next 500m.
Action: If sign R214 or TR214 is displayed, do not overtake any vehicle for the next 500m.
If you are driving a heavy motor vehicle, do not overtake another heavy vehicle if sign R215 is displayed.

Name: Parking prohibited (R216, TR216)
Where: On a public road where the road is narrow, near an intersection or where a parked vehicle can impair the vision of other drivers.
Purpose: To prohibit drivers from parking during any time of the day or night.
Action: Do not park where these signs are displayed.

Name: Stopping prohibited (R217, TR217)
Where: On any public road. The sign may be supplemented by a red “no stopping line”.
Purpose: To ensure traffic flow and prevent that driver’s views are not impaired by stationary vehicles.
Action: Do not stop unless to obey a traffic light or a traffic officer or to avoid a collision.

Name: Pedestrians prohibited (R218, TR218)
Where: At the beginning of and at entrances to any carriageway, lane or path.
Purpose: To prohibit pedestrians from proceeding past this sign where they could cause a danger to themselves and to vehicles.
Action: Despite the fact that pedestrians are prohibited on such a road, you must still look out for them.
Pedestrians may not enter or cross a road where this sign is displayed.

Name: Pedal cycles prohibited (R219, TR219)
Where: At the beginning of or entrance to any carriageway, lane or path.
Purpose: To prohibit cyclists from using the carriageway, lane or path where they can cause a danger to themselves and to other road users.
Action: Look out for cyclists who use the road despite the prohibition.
Cyclists must follow a different route and may not proceed beyond this sign.

Name: Pedal cycles and pedestrians prohibited (R220, TR220)
Where: At the beginning of or entrance to a carriageway, lane or path.
Purpose: To prevent cyclists and pedestrians from using a certain road or a certain section of a road where they can cause a danger to themselves or other road users.
Action: Look out for cyclists and pedestrians who use the road despite the prohibition.
Cyclists and pedestrians must follow a different route and may not proceed beyond this sign.

Name: Motorcycles prohibited (R222, TR222)
Where: On any public road and at the beginning of pedestrian and separate cycle lanes.
Purpose: To prohibit motorcycles, on part of a carriageway, for safety reasons.
Action: Motorcyclists may not enter this part of the carriageway, or if this sign is displayed on a freeway, motorcyclists must leave at the first exit.

Name: Motorcars prohibited (R223, TR223)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: To prohibit motorcars from entering the area, for safety or any other reasons.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a motorcar.

Name: Taxis prohibited (R224, TR224)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a taxi that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a taxi.

Name: Minibuses prohibited (R225, TR225)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a minibus that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a minibus.

Name: Midi buses prohibited (R226, TR226)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a midibus that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Buses prohibited (R227, TR227)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a bus that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Delivery vehicles prohibited (R228, TR228)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a delivery vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Goods vehicles prohibited (R229, TR229)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a goods vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Goods vehicles exceeding an indicated GVM (R230, TR230)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or a gross combination mass (GCM) in excess of that mass indicated in tonnes, by means of a number on such sign, that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Construction vehicles prohibited (R231, TR231)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a construction vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving motorcar.

Name: Vehicles transporting dangerous substances prohibited (R232, TR232)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a vehicle conveying dangerous goods that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a vehicle transporting dangerous substances.

Name: Abnormal vehicles prohibited (R233, TR233)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of an abnormal vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving an abnormal vehicle.

Name: Rickshaws prohibited (R234, TR234)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to a person pulling a rickshaw that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are a rickshaw.

Name: Tour buses prohibited (R235, TR235)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to a driver of a tour bus that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a tour bus.

Name: Agricultural vehicles prohibited (R236, TR236)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of an agricultural vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving a tractor or agricultural vehicles.

Name: Animal-drawn vehicles prohibited (R237, TR237)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of an animal-drawn vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are driving animal-drawn vehicle.

Name: Horses and riders prohibited (R238, TR238)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to a horse rider that horses and riders, whether mounted on or leading a horse, are prohibited beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are riding a horse.

Name: Width limit (R239, TR239)
Where: On any public road where there is a limit in the road width.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a vehicle that he or she shall not proceed beyond the sign unless the overall width of the vehicle, is less than the width indicated in metres, by means of a number on such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if the overall width of the vehicle you are driving exceeds the width indicated on the sign.

Name: Towed vehicles prohibited (R240, TR240)
Where: On any public road, lane, path or area.
Purpose: Indicates to the driver of a vehicle that no vehicle which is towing another vehicle shall proceed beyond such sign.
Action: Do not enter this area if you are towing another vehicle or trailer.

Name: Hawkers prohibited (R241, TR241)
Where: On a public road where the road is narrow, near an intersection, or where a parked vehicle can impair the vision of other drivers.
Purpose: To prohibit hawkers in this area during any time of the day or night.
Action: Do not stop or park for hawkers where these signs are displayed.

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