Road signs or more commonly referred to as Traffic signs
Road signs are visual symbols, markings, or devices placed along roadways to provide information, guidance, and warnings to drivers and pedestrians. They are an essential part of traffic control systems and play a crucial role in promoting road safety and efficient traffic flow. Road signs convey various types of information, such as regulatory instructions, warnings about hazards or upcoming conditions, and guidance for directions.
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.
These signs provide instructions and regulations that road users must follow, such as speed limits, stop signs, yield signs, no entry signs, and one-way signs/road-signs
Warning signs alert drivers about potential hazards ahead, such as sharp turns, curves, steep gradients, pedestrian crossings, animal crossings, slippery roads, and construction zones/road-signs
Guide signs provide information about destinations, routes, services, and facilities. They include signs indicating highway exits, directions to cities or landmarks, distance markers, and signs for rest areas, gas stations, hospitals, and hotels.
These signs provide additional information and guidance to drivers, such as parking signs, road condition signs, service signs, and recreational area signs.
These signs are used in construction zones or temporary situations to provide information about detours, lane closures, roadwork, and other temporary changes to traffic patterns.