Most developed countries have a mature procedure to issue a driving license which involves driving theory, road practice and eventually a driving test. A successful candidate must pass the theory part and the road test to secure a driving license. As a result, most driver understand what the road markings and sings mean and how to respond to them while driving.
Unfortunately, a lot of developing nations don’t have such defined procedures. If there are procedures defined, in most cases corruption takes over and licenses are issued with conducting a driving test.
This article tries to sum up most road markings and traffic signs.
Road Markings And Signs
Road signs are categorized in three different groups:
- Regulatory signs
- Warning signs
- Information signs
These signs are usually in a circle and they notice about traffic laws and regulations. Drivers MUST follow these signs. Not able to follow the instructions given by these signs mostly result in a plenty by the law enforcement. Below are some regulatory signs common in almost all the countries.
A warning sign is a type of sign which indicates a potential hazard, obstacle, or condition requiring special attention. Some are traffic signs that indicate hazards on roads that may not be readily apparent to a driver.
An informative sign isAn information sign is a sign that is used to inform people of the purpose of an object, gives them instruction on the use of something, etc. An example is a traffic sign such as a stop sign