We’re going to look at some common signs to help remind drivers and even pedestrians of their meaning. Specifically we’re going to answer, what do yellow and black safety signs represent?
There are many different types of road signs that are mandatory to display and follow on roads. Many of these signs are categorised and recognised by the colours and symbols they use.
Some of the categories include:
These are the main categories for road signs, but the question remains, what do yellow and black safety signs represent? Yellow and black signs generally represent Warning Signs.
Warning signs are to let you know that road changes are coming up on your drive. These changes can be permanent or temporary traffic hazards and obstacles. They include everything from animal crossing signs and merging traffic signs to floodways signs.
Yellow and black are universally seen as representing a warning, with hazard symbols in black on a yellow background. Warning signs can also be found outside of road settings and in other environments, and these generally represent warnings to avoid injury.
When these hazard or hazardous conditions aren’t life-threatening, a warning sign lets people know that they could still get hurt. The hazard signs are easy to identify with a yellow background and black triangle around the hazard symbol. A common warning sign that can be found outside of roads is Slippery When Wet.
The main warning signs people will see are on roads and directed at drivers. They help notify and warn drivers of any hazards or changes ahead of them. They’re incredibly important in ensuring road safety and help keep everyone safe, from road users to pedestrians.
Some common warning signs that you may see in carparks or public and private roads include:
This sign lets you know that you are coming up to a speed hump. A speed hump (or bump) is a road obstacle intended to make vehicles reduce their speed on a road. These types of warning signs indicate a hazard or obstacle is coming up and extra caution is needed.
We stock speed hump warning signs, as well as accessories like poles and brackets. Our signs are 600x600mm Class 1 Diamond Reflective Yellow vinyl with 1.6mm aluminium backing material. If you would like to learn more about this product, head to the product page here.
This sign is to warn road users that an obstacle is coming up and they should keep a lookout for pedestrians. The sign indicates that pedestrians may be crossing the road ahead (not at a designated pedestrian crossing). It means that the obstacle ahead will require them to be vigilant and slow down.
We stock pedestrian crossing signs, as well as sign accessories like poles and brackets to attach them. Our signs are 600mm x 600mm, W6-1A Class 1 Reflective (Class 1 Reflective Aluminium). If you would like to learn more about this product, take a look at the product page here.
This sign is used to warn drivers that road spikes are installed on the road ahead. This indicates that caution is required when approaching and that vehicles will not be able to go the other way over the road spikes. Road spikes are used to control one-way traffic and to stop vehicles from leaving or entering restricted areas the wrong way, whether in public or private spaces.
We stock both road spikes ahead signs and the road spikes themselves. Our signs are 450 x 600mm Class 1 Diamond Reflective Yellow vinyl with 1.6mm aluminium backing material. If you would like to learn more about these products, head to the product page here.
If you’re looking to buy signs online, you’ve come to the right place. Enforcer Group stock a range of road signs and poles for use in private and public roads, carparks, shopping centres, retail spaces, and other locations. All of our signs are high quality and built to last, and meet road sign regulations.
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