Signs

Regulatory Traffic Signs

 

 

This section includes the signs that show a road regulation is in place. These must be obeyed.
Regulatory signs show the course a driver must follow and an action they are required to take or forbidden to take. They are generally circular and have a red border and black symbols or letters on a white background. Mandatory regulatory signs that indicate the direction traffic must take at junctions are blue and white.

Stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
Stop
Regulatory Traffic Sign Yield
Yield
Yield Regulatory Traffic Sign
Yield
School wardens stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
School wardens stop sign
No left turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No left turn
No entry Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry
No right turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No right turn
Parking prohibited Regulatory Traffic Sign
Parking prohibited
Clearway Regulatory Traffic Sign
Clearway
Max speed limit 30km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 30km/h
Max speed limit 50km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 50km/h
Max speed limit 60km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 60km/h
Max speed limit 80km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 80km/h
Max speed limit 100km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 100km/h
Max speed limit 120km/h Regulatory Traffic Sign
Max speed limit 120km/h
Regulatory Taxi rank sign
Taxi rank
Regulatory No entry for large vehicles (by reference to weight) sign
No entry for large vehicles (by reference to weight)
No U-turn Regulatory Traffic Sign
No U-turn
No overtaking Regulatory Traffic Sign
No overtaking
Height restriction Regulatory Traffic Sign
Height restriction
Pedestrianised street
Pedestrianised street
Parking permitted Regulatory Traffic Sign
Parking permitted
Disc parking plate Regulatory Traffic Sign
Disc parking plate
Zonal restriction - no parking of large vehicles Regulatory Traffic Sign
Zonal restriction – no parking of large vehicles
End of the restriction zone Regulatory Traffic Sign
End of the restriction zone

 

Mandatory signs at junctions
(white and blue)

Turn left ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn left ahead
Turn right ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn right ahead
Turn left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn left
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Turn right
 Pass either side Regulatory Traffic Sign
Pass either side
Straight ahead Regulatory Traffic Sign
Straight ahead
Keep right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Keep right
Keep left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Keep left sign

 

Manual traffic control sign at roadworks

No entry for pedestrians to tramway Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry for pedestrians to tramway
Stop Regulatory Traffic Sign
Stop
Manual Go Regulatory Traffic Sign
Either form of Go
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
or Teigh can be used
Turn right Regulatory Traffic Sign
No entry to goods vehicles (by reference to number of axles)
With flow bus lane on left Regulatory Traffic Sign
With flow bus lane on left
With flow bus lane on right sign Regulatory Traffic Sign
With flow bus lane on right
Contra flow bus lane sign Regulatory Traffic Sign
Contra flow bus lane
 Tram lane on left Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram lane on left
Tram lane on right Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram lane on right
Start of cycle track Regulatory Traffic Sign
Start of cycle track
End of cycle track Regulatory Traffic Sign
End of cycle track
Electronic variable speed limit sign<br> (tunnel only) Regulatory Traffic Sign
Electronic variable speed limit sign
(tunnel only)
In a tunnel goods vehicles cannot use right-hand lane.<br>(by reference to number of axles) Regulatory Traffic Sign
In a tunnel goods vehicles cannot use right-hand lane.
(by reference to number of axles)
Electronic periodic speed limit Regulatory Traffic Sign
Electronic periodic speed limit sign
Regulatory Electronic periodic speed limit sign at school
Electronic periodic speed limit sign at school
Tram only street Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram only street
Tram and access only street Regulatory Traffic Sign
Tram and access only street
Regulatory Traffic Sign Bus only street
Bus only street on left

 

Traffic lane control signs in a tunnel

Regulatory sign Go (Lane open)
Go (Lane open)
Regulatory sign Stop (Lane closed) sign
Stop (Lane closed)
Regulatory Move into the left-hand lane sign
Move into the left-hand lane
Regulatory Move into the right-hand lane sign
Move into the right-hand lane

 

Motorway Signs

These signs are rectangular with blue backgrounds and white writing or symbols.

Motorway ahead sign
Motorway ahead
Motorway ahead sign
Motorway ahead
Advance direction sign
Advance direction sign
Entry to motorway sign
Entry to motorway
Motorway sign, 300m to next exit sign
300m to next exit
Motorway sign, 200m to next exit sign
200m to next exit
Motorway sign, 100m to next exit sign
100m to next exit
Motorway ends 1km ahead sign
Motorway ends 1km ahead sign
 Motorway ends 500m ahead
Motorway ends 500m ahead sign
End of motorway sign
End of motorway
Route confirmatory sign for M7
Route confirmatory sign for M7

 

Advance direction sign for destination
Advance direction sign for destination

Warning Traffic Signs

This section includes signs that warn road users of a hazard ahead. They are diamond or rectangular in shape and have a black border and black symbols or letters on a yellow background.

Warning Traffic Sign Dangerous corner ahead
Dangerous corner ahead
Warning sign - Roundabout ahead
Roundabout ahead
Sign Mini-Roundabout ahead
Mini-Roundabout ahead
 Merging traffic
Merging traffic
 Two-way traffic
Two-way traffic
Warning sign - Dangerous bend ahead
Dangerous bend ahead
Warning sign - Series of dangerous bends ahead
Series of dangerous bends ahead
Warning sign - Series of dangerous corners ahead
Series of dangerous corners ahead
Warning sign - Restricted headroom
Restricted headroom

 

Junction ahead with roads of less importance (the latter being indicated by arms of lesser width)

Warning sign - T-junction
T-junction
Warning sign - of Y-junction
Y-junction
Warning sign - of Side road
Side road
Warning Traffic Sign T-junction
T-junction
traffic warning sign Crossroads
Crossroads

 

Junction ahead with a road or roads of equal importance

Traffic warning sign Crossroads
Crossroads
Warning sign - Side road
Side road
Warning sign - T-junction
T-junction
Warning sign - Y-junction
Y-junction
Warning Traffic Sign Staggered crossroads
Staggered crossroads

 

Advance warning of a major road (or dual carriageway ahead)

Warning sign - Traffic warning T-junction with dual carriageway sign
T-junction with dual carriageway
Warning Sign for Crossroads with dual carriageway
Crossroads with dual carriageway
Warning Sign - Crossroads
Crossroads

 

General purpose warning signs

Warning sign - Drive on left
Drive on left
Warning sign - Traffic cross-over ahead
Traffic cross-over ahead
Warning Traffic Sign Low flying aircraft
Low flying aircraft
Warning sign - Road divides
Road divides
Warning sign - Merging/diverging traffic
Merging or diverging traffic
Warning sign - Dual carriageway ends
Dual carriageway ends
Warning sign - Safe height plate
Safe height plate
Warning sign - Overhead electric cables
Overhead electric cables
Warning sign - Traffic signals ahead
Traffic signals ahead
Warning sign - Pedestrian crossing ahead
Pedestrian crossing ahead
Warning Traffic Sign Slippery road ahead
Slippery road ahead
Warning sign - Road narrows on both sides
Road narrows on both sides
Warning sign - Road narrows from left
Road narrows from left
Warning Traffic Sign for Road narrows from right
Road narrows from right
Tunnel ahead
Tunnel ahead
 Sharp dip ahead
Sharp dip ahead
Warning sign - Series of bumps or hollows ahead
Series of bumps or hollows ahead
Warning sign - Sharp rise ahead e.g. hump-back bridge
Sharp rise ahead e.g. hump-back bridge
Warning sign - Deer or wild animals
Deer or wild animals
Warning sign Sheep
Sheep
Warning sign - Cattle and farm animals
Cattle and farm animals
Warning sign - Accompanied horses and ponies
Accompanied horses and ponies
Warning sign - Crosswinds
Crosswinds
Warning sign - Steep descent ahead
Steep descent ahead
Warning sign - Steep ascent ahead
Steep ascent ahead
Warning sign - Danger of falling rocks
Danger of falling rocks
Warning sign - Unprotected quay, canal or river ahead
Unprotected quay, canal or river ahead
Warning sign - Low bridge ahead (height restriction show)
Low bridge ahead (height restriction show)
Warning sign - Level crossing ahead, guarded by gates or lifting barrier
Level crossing ahead, guarded by gates or lifting barrier
Warning sign - Level crossing ahead, unguarded by gates or lifting barrier
Level crossing ahead, unguarded by gates or lifting barrier
Warning Sign Level crossing ahead, with lights and barriers
Level crossing ahead, with lights and barriers
Warning sign - Stop when lights are red
Stop when lights are red
Warning sign - Automatic level crossing ahead
Automatic level crossing ahead
Warning sign - Chevron board (a sharp change of direction to the left)
Chevron board
(a sharp change of direction to the left)
Warning Sign for Chevron board (a sharp change of direction to the right)
Chevron board
(a sharp change of direction to the right)

 

Warning Signs for Schools and children

Warning sign - School ahead
School ahead
Warning sign - School children crossing ahead
School children crossing ahead
Warning sign - Children crossing (in residential area)
Children crossing (in residential area)

 

Tram signs

Warning sign - Tram lane crossing Warning Sign for Tram lane warning signs for pedestrians Warning sign - Tram lane warning signs for pedestrians Warning sign - Tram lane warning signs for pedestrians
Tram lane crossing ahead Tram lane warning signs for pedestrians

 

Warning sign tram line - slippery for cyclists

Warning Signs for Road Works

Warning signs for road works. These are the same shape as ordinary warning signs but are orange in colour instead of Yellow

Warning Signs for Road Works

Roadworks ahead One-lane crossover (out) One-lane crossover (back) Move to left (one lane) Move to right (one lane)
Warning traffic Signs for Road Works
Move to left (two lanes) Move to right (two lanes) Obstruction between lanes End of obstruction between lanes Start of central reserve or obstruction
Road Works lanes diversions
End of central reserve or obstruction Lanes diverge at crossover Lanes rejoin at crossover Two-lanes crossover (back) Two-lanes crossover (out)
warning lanes Road Work signs
Single lane (for shuttle working) Two-way traffic Road narrows from left Road narrows from right Road narrows on both sides
Warning Signs lane changes
Offside lane (of two) closed Nearside lane (of two) closed Offside lane (of three) closed Nearside lane (of three) closed Two offside lanes (of three) closed
Lane closed Warning Signs for Road Works
Two nearside lanes
(of three) closed. Two alternative styles.
Offside lane (of four) closed Nearside lane (of four) closed Two offside lanes (of four) closed
Warning Signs for side roads works sites
Two nearside lanes (of four) closed Side road on left Side road on right Site access on left Site access on right
Warning Signs for flagman
Temporary traffic signals ahead Flagman ahead Queues likely Hump or ramp Uneven surface
Warning Signs slippery road, loose chippings, pedestrian
Slippery road Loose chippings Pedestrians cross to left Pedestrians cross to right Overhead electric cables
Warning Signs for detour at Road Works
Detour ahead Detour to left Detour to right Road closed Diverted traffic left
Warning Signs for diverted traffic at Road Works
Diverted traffic Diverted traffic Diverted traffic End of detour Detour destination

 

Information plates at roadworks

Information plates direction and distance at Road Works
Distance Length Direction Direction and Distance End
Information Warning plates at Road Works
Cautionary speed Slow Concealed entrance Type of works Use hard shoulder
Information plate at Road Works
Hard shoulder closed Unfinished road surface Barrier Boards Chevron board Speed limit ahead

 

Warning manual Signs at Road Works

Information Signs

This section includes road signs showing directions and the location of services or other places of interest to tourists..

Advance Direction Signs

Advance Information Motorway sign
Motorway
Advance Information National road sign
National road
Advance Information National road sign
National road
Advance Information Regional road sign
Regional road

 

Direction Signs
(at junctions)

Motorway direction information signs
Motorway direction
sign
National road direction information signs
National road direction signs
direction information Regional road sign
Regional road direction sign
Regional road direction information sign
Regional road direction sign
Local road direction Information sign
Local road direction sign
Destination distance information sign
Destination distance sign
Irish Town or village information sign
Town or Village Sign
information Slow lane sign
Slow lane sign
information sign Cul-de-sac
Cul-de-sac
information sign Industrial estate symbol
Industrial estate symbol
information sign Disabled=
Disabled persons parking bay
information sign Airport symbol
Airport symbol
information sign Ferry symbol
Ferry symbol
information sign Alternative route for high vehicles
Alternative route for high vehicles
information sign Lay-by ahead sign
Lay-by ahead sign
information sign Hospital ahead sign
Hospital ahead sign
information sign Lay-by sign
Lay-by sign
Hospital sign
Hospital sign
information sign Carpark with facilities for Hospital sign disabled=
Carpark with facilities for disabled persons
information sign SOS lay-by sign
SOS lay-by
Advance information sign for low clearance sign
Advance information sign for low clearance
Traffic calming information sign
Traffic calming sign
information sign Traffic calming
Traffic calming sign
Supplementary plate information sign
Supplementary plate
Ramps on road information sign
Ramps on road

 

Tourist Information Signs

Advance information sign for facilities in lay-by
Advance sign for facilities in lay-by
Advance information sign for lay-by with tourism information
Advance sign for lay-by with tourism information
information sign for Oige youth hostels
Sign for Oige youth hostels
Advance information direction sign to local services
Advance direction to local services
Signing information sign to approved tourist information sign
Signing to approved tourist information
Tourist advanced direction information sign
Tourist advanced direction sign
Tourist attraction direction information sign
Tourist attraction direction sign
Pedestrian information sign to a tourist attraction
Pedestrian sign to a tourist attraction
Pedestrian information sign to a car park
Pedestrian sign to a car park
Information Sign to approved tourist information points