Get to know DVLA road signs and meanings in Ghana
Road signs are signs erected at the side of or above roads to guide and provide information to road users (drivers and pedestrians).
Road signs can be otherwise referred to as traffic signs.
There are a number of road colour signs in Ghana, we will talk about the five most common ones namely; black and white, yellow, green and red.
Below are the interpretations of the commonly used colours;
RED signifies all vehicles to come to a halt in order for pedestrians to have the chance to cross.
YELLOW signifies warning for the cars to get ready to move.
GREEN signifies that the vehicles can move freely now and pedestrians must desist from crossing.
BLACK AND WHITE signifies the speed limits and give pedestrians the command to cross the road while the vehicles stop even though the traffic light is not red.
The above colours and meanings apply anywhere in Ghana and as law abiding citizens, we all must obey and comply to have a stress-free and trouble-free drive and walk.
The DVLA makes use of some shapes to send the road signs messages across. Some of them include the circle, octagon, triangle, vertical rectangle, pentagon among others.
A bicycle in the circle stands for no cycling.
A car with a motorcycle in the circle stands for no motor vehicles.
An upside-down U in the circle stands for no U turn.
A triangle with the sign of the cross stands for crossroads ahead.
A triangle with human image crossing the black and white stripes stands for pedestrian crossing ahead.
A triangle with a human holding a shovel stands for roadworks.
A rectangle with the letter P in it stands for parking lot.
A rectangle with an arrow pointing upwards stands for one-way traffic.
These are just a few to get you started, but there are a lot more that you need to know and understand before you can qualify to drive on our roads.
So do some research, find out more and it will pay off greatly when it time for you to take the DVLA Driver Assessment Test.