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Highway Code Warning Signs

Warning Signs

Mostly rectangular
Signs on motorways - blue backgrounds
 
A blue rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a picture of a motorway next to the words Notttingham, M1 and the number 23 inside a black square
A blue rectangle containing a diagram of a road junction with the number half a mile and 25 in a black square next to it. The road points to Nottingham and the A52.
The words M1, The North, Sheffield 32, Leeds 59, inside a blue rectangle
At a junction leading directly into a motorway (junction number may be shown on a black background)
On approaches to junctions (junction number on black background)
Route confirmatory sign after junction
 
The words A404, Marlow and Birmingham, Oxford M40 inside two blue rectangles, above three arrows pointing down and the words half a mile inside a blue square and 4 inside a black square
Downward pointing arrows mean 'Get in lane'
The left-hand lane leads to a different destination from the other lanes.
 
An arrow pointing up and to the left next to the words A46 (M69), Leicester, Coventry (E) in a blue rectangle above the words half a mile inside a blue square and 4 inside a black square and The North West, Birmingham, Coventry (N) M6 and an arrow pointing up inside a blue rectangle
The panel with the inclined arrow indicates the destinations which can be reached by leaving the motorway at the next junction

 
Signs on primary routes - green backgrounds
 
A green rectangle containing the words Turpin's Crossroads above the words Biggleswick A11 and Lampton (M11), next to an arrow pointing up and the word Dorfield A123 next to an arrow pointing left and the words Axtley B 1991 and Steam railway with a picture of a steam train next to an arrow pointing right
A green rectangle containing the words Park Street Roundabout above a diagram of a roundabout with roads pointing to Walsham A1183, Nutfield A1183, Penderton A 105 (M14) and a blue rectangle containing the words Birmingham Bourne M15 (M1) and 1 in a black square and a picture of a motorway and an aeroplane
A green rectangle containing the words A46, The South, Nottingham 17, Leicester 32, (M1 South) in a blue rectangle and 35
A green rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, the words Lampton Axtley A11 and 1 mile in a white rectangle below two arrows pointing at the measurement 14 foot and 6 inches inside a red outlined triangle
On approaches to junctions
On approaches to junctions
Route confirmatory sign after junction
At the junction
 
The words Swansea, Abertawe, A483 and an arrow pointing up and to the right inside a green rectangle
On approach to a junction in Wales (bilingual)
Blue panels indicate that the motorway starts at the junction ahead.
Motorways shown in brack-ets can also be reached along the route indicated.
White panels indicate local or non-primary routes leading from the junction ahead.
Brown panels show the route to tourist attractions.
The name of the junction may be shown at the top of the sign.
The aircraft symbol indicates the route to an airport.
A symbol may be included to warn of a hazard or restriction along that route.
 
Signs on non-primary and local routes - black borders
 
A white rectangle containing the words Hangman's Crossroads above a diagram of a cross roads pointing to the words Axtley B1234, a green square containing the words (M11) Lampton A11 and a green rectangle containing the words Townley A11 below a picture of an open draw bridge inside a red outlined triangle
A white rectangle containing the words (A1(M)) 8, Barnes 10, Mackstone 2 and a half, Elkington 1, A404 and (A41) next to an arrow pointing up and Millington Green (A4011) 3 next to an arrow pointing left
A white rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right and the words Market Walborough B486, 7
A white rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing left and two squares containing a picture of a person in a wheelchair and the letters WC
On approaches to junctions
At the junction
Direction to toilets with access for the disabled
 
Green panels indicate that the primary route starts at the junction ahead. Route numbers on a blue background show the direction to a motorway. Route numbers on a green background show the direction to a primary route.
 
Other direction signs
 
A brown rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a picture of a picnic area and the measurement 150 yards
A brown rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a decorative square and the words Wrest Park
A brown rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a picture of a tent and caravan and the measurement 300 yards A picture of a lorry and an arrow pointing right below the words (A33) and (M1) inside a white rectangle
Picnic site
Ancient monument in the care of English Heritage
Direction to camping and caravan site Advisory route for lorries
A brown rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a picture of an elephant and the word Zoo
A blue rectangle containg an arrow pointing up, a picture of a bicycle anf the number 4 inside a red square
A blue rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing left, a picture of a person walking and the words Public Library Council offices A yellow rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing left and the word Northtown
Tourist attraction
Route for pedal cycles forming part of a network
Route for pedestrians Diversion route
A white rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a letter P inside a blue square and the words Saturday only
A blue rectangle containing a chevron arrow pointing right, a picture of abicycle and the words Marton 3
 
Direction to a car park
Recommended route for pedal cycles to place shown
 
Four yellow rectangles containing a black outlined square and black triangle , a black diamond and a black outlined circle
The letters H R inside a yellow rectangle
Symbols showing emergency diversion route for motorway and other main road traffic
Holiday route

 

 

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