Road Signs



Road Signs

What are road Signs?

Road signs or more commonly referred to as Traffic signs, are divided into three basic categories:

  • regulatory
  • warning
  • guide signs

The shape of a traffic sign communicates important information about the sign's message. In poor visibility conditions, such as heavy fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a sign. Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. With increasing speed of transport, the tendency is for countries to adopt pictorial signs or otherwise simplify and standardize signs, to facilitate international travel where language differences can create barriers and in general to reduce the risks in driving. Such pictorial signs use symbols in place of words and are usually a result of international standards. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees

The Traffic signs message is generally determined by the shape of a traffic sign and communicates important information. In poor visibility conditions, such as heavy fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a sign. R road Traffic signs are signs erected at the side of roads to convey important information to road users. Due to the speed of transport, traffic authorities in countries are likely to adopt pictorial signs or otherwise simplify and standardize signs, and in order facilitate international travel where language differences can create barriers and in general to reduce the risks in driving. What are pictorial signs? Pictorial signs use symbols in place of words and are generally a result of international standards. South African Road signs are generally adopted from more established countries road traffic symbols

Traffic and Street Signs

Traffic and street signs must be manufactured in accordance with related South African standards and specifications as they are extremely important wayfinding and warning mechanisms. Safety on the road is determined by the correct application of traffic and street signs Traffic and Street Signs are a very specialised department in signage. Traffic Signage is not only required by Municipalities and National roads agencies, but also by contruction, mining as well as estate management to protect and guide communities , residents and the public on site. Should your business require any road, traffic or street signs , please call or chat to Signs4sa for your signage requirements.