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European road signs

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European road signs are mostly pictorial, and pretty much self-explanatory. Here are some of the more common ones.

 

Speed limit (km/h)

 

Minimum speed (km/h)

 

Give way (Yield)

 

Stop and give way

 

The main road you are using has priority over side roads until you see a similar sign with a diagonal stripe.

 

Intersection ahead at which you have priority over side roads.

 

Intersection ahead at which normal priority rules apply (Give way to the right)

 

You must go straight ahead

 

You must turn left or right

 

Snow chains required

 

Railway crossing ahead

 

Tram (streetcar) crossing ahead

 

Give way to oncoming traffic over a narrow section of road

 

Oncoming traffic should give way over a narrow section of road

 

No entry: one-way street

 

No vehicles past this point: area reserved for pedestrians or residents. This sign is often accompanied by a plate in the local language listing exceptions. Do not drive past one of these signs.

 

No cars or trucks past this point.

 

No overtaking. This may also be indicated by a single continuous white line in the centre of the road.

 

Keep at least the specified distance behind the vehicle in front of you.

 

No parking

 

No stopping

 

Uneven road ahead

 

Sharp bend ahead

 

Hazard ahead. There may be a plate under the sign giving more information.

 

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