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Questionnaire: Road Signs and Markings in Europe

By: Sally Aquire - Updated: 2 Dec 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
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Road signs and markings can be confusing enough on UK roads, but many drivers are very reluctant to drive abroad as they are afraid of misunderstanding foreign road signs and markings. Fortunately, many road signs and markings are not too dissimilar to those found in the UK and are mostly of the visual kind (although some European road signs do contain writing, especially in Germany), which makes the job a whole lot easier!

Take our quiz to test your understanding of some of the road signs and road markings that are commonly found on European roads. You can find the correct answers at the end of the quiz.

Q1: What is being indicated by diamond road signs?

A) Who has the priority and right of way

B) Warnings

C) Restrictions

D) An action that you are required to follow

Q2: What is shown by red triangle road signs?

A) Restrictions

B) Who has the priority and right of way

C) Warnings

D) An action that you are required to follow

Q3: What is indicated by red circle road signs?

A) Warnings

B) Restrictions

C) Who has the priority and right of way

D) An action that you are required to follow

Q4:What is indicated by blue circle road signs?

A) Who has the priority and right of way

B) Restrictions

C) Warnings

D) An action that you are required to follow

Q5: What should you do if you spot a triangular road sign (with a red border) that is pointing upwards and features a cross?

A) Give priority to traffic that is approaching from the right

B) Give priority to traffic that is approaching from the left

C) Give priority to oncoming traffic

D) Nothing – you have the priority

Q6: What should you do if you spot a triangular road sign (with a red border) that is pointing downwards?

A) Give priority to traffic that is approaching from the right

B) Give priority to traffic that is approaching from the left

C) Give priority to traffic that is approaching from the right and left

D) Nothing – you have priority

Q7: What does it mean if you see a yellow diamond road sign with a white border?

A) You do not have priority on this road

B) Your priority on this road has now ended

C) You have priority on this road

Q8: What does a rectangular blue road sign containing a white “M” indicate?

A) A passing place road

B) Parking

C) Motel

D) Toilet

Q9: What does a circular white road sign (with a red border) containing a black horizontal line mean?

A) No entry

B) Stop

C) No stopping

D) No parking

Q10:What does a circular white road sign (with a red border) containing one black arrow and one red arrow pointing in opposite directions require you to do?

A) Give priority to traffic from the left

B) Give priority to traffic from the right

C) Give priority to traffic from the left and right

D) Give priority to oncoming traffic

Answers

Q1: A, Q2: C, Q3: B, Q4: D, Q5 A, Q6: C, Q7: C, Q8: A, Q9: B, Q10: D

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