Collection

Traffic signs, signals and road markings

Road traffic signs, signals and road markings regulations, guidance and images.

Road traffic signs, signals and road markings need to be simple and concise so people can understand them quickly. The Department for Transport produces regulations and guidance to make sure that traffic authorities use traffic signs and road markings correctly.

Traffic signs regulations

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 (TSRGD), prescribe the designs and conditions of use for traffic signs to be lawfully placed on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

  1. Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016: an overview

    • Guidance
  2. Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016

    • Consultation outcome

Traffic signs images and drawings

‘Traffic signs images’ contains images of traffic signs for use by media professionals producing online or printed matter. These images can’t be used as templates to manufacture traffic signs.

‘Traffic signs working drawings’ detail the design of all traffic signs from the TSRGD. The working drawings are for use by traffic sign professionals manufacturing traffic signs.

If there isn’t a suitable prescribed sign in the TSRGD, local traffic authorities can apply to the Department for Transport for authorisation to use a specially designed non-prescribed sign.

  1. Traffic-sign images

    • Detailed guide
  2. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 1

    • Guidance
  3. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 2

    • Guidance
  4. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 3

    • Guidance
  5. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 4

    • Guidance
  6. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 5

    • Guidance
  7. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 6

    • Guidance
  8. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 7

    • Guidance
  9. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 8

    • Guidance
  10. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 9

    • Guidance
  11. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 10

    • Guidance
  12. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 11

    • Guidance
  13. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 12

    • Guidance
  14. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 13

    • Guidance
  15. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 14

    • Guidance
  16. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 15

    • Guidance
  17. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 16

    • Guidance
  18. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2016 schedule 17

    • Guidance
  19. Traffic signs working drawings: TSRGD 2002

    • Guidance

Guidance on the correct use of signs, signals and road markings

The Department for Transport provides guidance to traffic authorities and their agents on the correct use of signs and road markings. Nothing in this guidance, however, overrides the TSRGD.

General traffic management guidance, including Local transport notes and Traffic advisory leaflets, may also cover the use of signs and road markings.

  1. Traffic signs manual

    • Guidance
  2. Know your traffic signs

    • Guidance
  3. Safety at street works and road works

    • Guidance
  4. Introduction to the use of portable vehicular signals

    • Guidance