Road Signs

Types of Road Signs

Article 5 of Chapter II of the Convention on Road

Signs and Signals held on 8th November 1968 lays

down the classes of Road Signs, which were broadly


categorized into:

A. Warning signs

B. Regulatory signs

C. Informative signs


There are three basic types of traffic sign: signs that

give orders, signs that warn and signs that give

information. Each type has a different shape. Circles

give orders, Triangles warn and Rectangles inform.

Article 6 of Chapter II primarily spells the modalities

for erection of road signs. It has provided that signs

shall be so placed that the drivers for whom they are

intended can recognize them easily and in time. The

location and the manner of placing these signs have

been described at length. Road Signs are placed

beside or above the highways or streets.