The 10 Most Essential Road Signs In Uganda

  1. Zebra or Pedestrian Crossing


The zebra crossing has white stripes on the road, which show that pedestrians will be crossing in that area of the road therefore, motorists should slow down.

  1. Speed limit

The speed limit road sign usually has the legal maximum speed at which one should drive in a given area. These signs show the speed in kilometers per hour. When respected, the speed limit road sign helps prevent accidents since it enables motorists know at what speed they should drive at in the given area

  1. Stop sign

The stop sign which is in red and white usually calls for drivers to stop before proceeding. It is usually used at junctions; accident scenes on the road or at check points. It is a temporal traffic control sign.”

  1. Roundabout

This road sign is symbolized with arrows in a circle or arrows pointing to the different directions the roundabout will lead one to. It alerts motorists of a roundabout ahead therefore they should respond by slowing down. The warning this road sign gives to motorists prevents them from running into other cars and over turning.

  1. Humps ahead

The humps ahead road sign signals motorists to reduce their speed. “It is put 50 meters before one reaches the hump. One must be careful to slow down since they can overturn if not careful.

  1. One way

The one way road sign is cited as one of the 10 most important road signs because if not noticed, one might run into cars moving in the opposite direction. The one-way road sign has an arrow pointing in the direction in which motorists should be driving.

  1. Climbing lane

The climbing lane road sign has two arrows. The climbing lane is used by slow drivers on a hill, to prevent them from slowing other motorists. There are two lanes at this point. The outer lane is for drivers at a slow speed and the inner lane is for those driving at a high speed.

8.Schools and hospital road signs

The school road sign has two black figures of children on it. These road signs inform motorists of children or patients that are likely to be crossing the road. In addition, they help the public locate places.

  1. Give way

The give-way road sign is put at cross roads to inform motorists driving from a given direction to let other motorists pass before they join the traffic.

  1. No overtaking by goods vehicle

This road sign cautions goods vehicles, which are usually heavy, not to overtake. This road sign cautions goods vehicles not to overtake because they are heavy and usually move at a slow speed. By the time the goods vehicle overtakes, other cars from the opposite direction will have reached it and they will collide.

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