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Types Of Traffic Signals

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This page is NOT to be confused with Traffic Signals - Signal Heads

The aim of this page is to inform you of the different types of traffic Signal for each type of road user.

Signals for Cyclists

TSRGD Diagram 3002
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These signals consist of Red, amber, and Green aspects, but with a silhouette of a bike instead of a full 'disc'

Cyclists MUST stop when the red Cycle symbol is illuminated

A variation of a Pelican Crossing, the 'Cyclican' Crossing consists of a Red, and Green Cycle aspects. (These are not permitted by TSRGD)

The Green Cycle symbol is also incorporated into pedestrian signals when used on a Toucan Crossing.








Signals for Equestrians

TSRGD Diagrams 4003.2 and 4003.4 Farside and Nearside Signals For Equestrians
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These signals consist of Red and Green aspects, but with a silhouette of a horse and rider instead of a full 'disc'

Equestrians MUST stop when the red Horse symbol is illuminated

These signals are found at signalled crossings used by horse riders. (Also known as a 'Pegasus Crossings")










Signals for Pedestrians

TSRGD Diagrams 4003.2 and 4003.4 Farside and Nearside Signals For Equestrians
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These signals consist of Red and Green aspects, but with a silhouette of a man standing for the red, and a walking figure for the green, instead of a full 'disc'

Pedestrians MUST stop when the red man is illuminated

These signals are found at signalled pedestrian crossings, which are Pelican Crossings, and Puffin Crossings.


















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Signals for Tram Drivers

These signals consist of White Bars, either mounted to traffic signals or are standalone. Trams MUST stop when the horizontal bar is illuminated

The position of the bar has different meanings:

TSRGD Diagram 3013. 1. Stop 2. Proceed Ahead 3. Proceed Right 4. Proceed Left. 5. Stop (unless it is unsafe to do so)















Wig-Wag Signals

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(Main Article: Wig-Wag Signals)

Wig-wag signals are traffic signals consisting of a set of three lamps mounted on a rectangular board, with an upper pair of horizontally aligned red lamps which flash alternately ('wig-wag') when in operation. The lower lamp is amber.


All vehicles MUST stop when the alternating Red Lights flash.

TSRGD Diagram 3014






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