Regulatory signs inform road users of traffic laws or regulations which, if disregarded, is an offence. They are normally placed at the point or beginning of the section where the regulation applies.
Included in this classification are signs which indicate the end of a legal restriction imposed by a preceding regulatory sign, e.g. the LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT sign (R2-9A).
Most regulatory signs are rectangular with the long axis vertical and have black legend with or without red annulus and slash on white background.
Wherever practicable, use is made of symbols and arrows to:
- Assist in identification
- Clarify the instruction; and
- Increase legibility
Additional legend may be required on certain signs to restrict their application to particular periods and classes of traffic or to indicate the beginning or end of a special traffic lane.
Where a special inscription is needed on an enlarged sign, this should be shown in black below the main instructions or on a special supplementary white sign of the same width as the regulatory sign.
All signs are available in CL1 Hi Intensity (H) & CL1X Diamond Grade (DG) and Enamel (E) Materials