Regulatory Sign/No Motor Vehicles
|No Motor Vehicles|
|Modern No Vehicles sign|
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|Variants :||No Vehicles|
The sign on the left is an example of an early no motor vehicles sign. At first there was no definitive design and worded signs were used, each specific to its location. In this instance the sign has been erected on a bridleway, but any number of other wordings may have been used on signs.
Worboys Report sign
The current design is often described, rather tongue in cheek, as flying motorbikes or some such. This is due to the symbol used depicting a side-on motorbike above a head-on car. Whilst not depicting larger vehicles, the sign does explicitly prohibit all motor vehicles, which presumably includes tractors and quad bikes despite the sign occasionally appearing on farm accesses.
A variety of plates can be placed underneath the sign, including exemptions. This sign is increasingly seen in town and city centres at the entries to pedestrianized zones where time limits are displayed on the plate below, so permitting access outside normal shopping hours.
The Irish sign prohibiting vehicular traffic in both directions (RUS 021 Pedestrianised Street) is a red-bordered white disc bearing no symbol or wording – thereby according with sign C.2 in the Vienna Convention, even though Ireland is not a signatory. It is, apart from sign RUS 050 No Entry, the only prohibitory sign in Ireland's Traffic Signs Manual not to include a red diagonal bar. It must always be accompanied by a supplementary plate detailing the periods during which the prohibition applies and any exemptions. It is chiefly used at the entrance to pedestrianized streets.
|Regulatory Sign/No Motor Vehicles|