Arrive Alive

Traffic Signs of South Africa

Many visitors to the Arrive Alive road safety website have raised enquiries pertaining to the various road traffic signs found on the roads of South Africa.

"Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. With increasing speed of transport, the tendency is for countries to adopt pictorial signs or otherwise simplify and standardize signs, to facilitate international travel where language differences can create barriers and in general to reduce the risks in driving. Such pictorial signs use symbols in place of words and are usually a result of international standards. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees." [Wikipedia]

We would like to share the road traffic sign charts from the Road Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC]. This is a very comprehensive document and will be made available in PDF documents.

These signs have been made available in 5 charts:

Click on the images below to access the complete list of signs


Regulatory Signs & Signals


Warning Signs


Guidance Signs


Temporary Signs


Signs Descriptions

Note: The following chart has been made available from Lets Look

Click on the image below to download the original size:

Also View:

K53 Mobile Application to Test Your Knowledge of the Rules of the Road

K53 Driver Licence Test

Funny and Interesting Road Signs

Loading...

Search Road Safety Articles

Latest Pages

Overhang from a vehicle and flags for Safety

Overhang from a vehicle and flags for Safety

Introduction: We often find drivers transporting goods and materials that cannot safely fit inside their vehicles. This need not be your usual overloading but rather instances where the obect is to lengthy or wide to fit in the vehicle. These objects such as ladders are then transported on the

Read More

Car Rental and Road Safety

Car Rental and Road Safety

Background Information South Africa has become a tourist destination of choice and planning after the World Cup in 2010 will further strive to enhance the safety of visitors. Car Rental companies have an important role to play in enhancing the safety of business people and tourists on our roads. Many

Read More

Safe driving in the mountains / mountain passes

Safe driving in the mountains / mountain passes

Introduction With a rather extensive road network across South Africa drivers are bound to traverse across mountains and mountain passes at some time. Even though this may be an exhilarating experience, we often find drivers behind the wheel without the necessary experience and awareness of the unique

Read More

Safe Driving and Towing a Trailer Safely

Safe Driving and Towing a Trailer Safely

Introduction to trailers and safer driving in South Africa In many recent crash reports, a trailer is found somewhere on or near the crash scene. Surveys confirm that many trailer owners are not fully aware of the safest method of towing cargo. We need to recognize that safety information is important

Read More

MasterDrive and Road Safety

MasterDrive and Road Safety

MasterDrive is a result-driven, driver training organisation that engages with and assists companies in managing driver risk interventions. The company was established in 1999 and became part of the RAC Group (established in 1997). By 2008 MasterDrive expanded its field of operation to cover the African

Read More

Safety from Fire at our Homes

Safety from Fire at our Homes

Emergency personnel have to respond to fires at homes and informal settlements across South Africa. In the bitterly cold winter weather, the risk of injury from fire significantly increases. We received safety information from both ER24 and the KZN Emergency services on how to protect ourselves from

Read More

Load More Pages

Partners

View All