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2) MOUNTED SIGNS

 

Roundabouts require good signage:-

 

• On the Approach

• At point of Entry

 

Depending on the type of road, the signs must be set out in the following way:-

 

Large signs for fast roads on high stems up to 20 feet high from the ground

 

Shorter stems for smaller roads up to approximately 10 feet from the ground

 

Once the driver has identified the sign:-

 

 

• The driver should start to reduce speed

 

 

• Decide on the appropriate lane

 

It may be necessary to have two approach signs separated from one another leading up to an intersection:-

 

1. One for major routes

2. One for local routes

Signs should be coloured to tell the driver that he is on either:-

1. local road (White back ground)*

2. primary (Green back ground)*

 

3. motorway (Blue back ground)*

 

These colours are used in the UK –

Local Roads are roads that do not connect major towns but may link a primary road and have variable speed limits up to National.

A primary road is a road that links major towns or motorways. The speed limits are variable up to National. They include two way roads divided by a central reservation barrier (Dual carriageways in the UK)

Motorways (Highways or Freeways as termed in North America) comprise at least two lanes in one direction, but more commonly three or more lanes. The speed limits are National.