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Warning Sign

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A Warning Sign is usually a triangular sign designed to warn of a danger or hazard ahead. Before the Worboys Report introduced the now familiar modern signage, only a few warning signs used symbols to get the message across. Many had wordy plates mounted below the red warning triangle.

Since the Worboys Report, a much larger number of symbols have been created, and while a few have been changed or even deleted from the standards over the years, there are probably now more warning sign designs available to highway engineers than ever before. For the full list, see the box below.

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Traffic Signs
TypesInformation (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM) • Regulatory (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM) • Warning (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM)
UKAnderson report • Worboys report • Traffic Sign Design • TSRGD and TSM (Motorway alphabet • Transport alphabet) • Guildford Rules
IrelandTraffic Signs Manual
MiscellaneousList of Street Furniture Manufacturers
Warning Signs
List of Warning Signs in TSRGDAdvance Warning of Wig Wag Signals • Agricultural Vehicles • Bend • Cattle Grid • Cattle / Sheep • Children • Cross Roads • Cycle Route • Double Bend • Dual Carriageway Ends • Edge of Carriageway Marker • Falling Rocks • Flood & Try Your Brakes • Ford • Gate • Horses • Hump Bridge • Ice & Snowdrifts • Level Crossing with Gates or Barriers • Loose Chippings • Low Flying Aircraft • Maximum Headroom • Maximum Speed • Military Vehicles • Opening Bridge • Open Level Crossing • Other Danger • Overhead Electric Cable • Pedestrians • Plates below Signs • Quayside • Queues Likely • Reduce Speed Now • Risk of Grounding • Road Humps • Road Narrows • Roadworks • Roundabout • Sharp  Deviation of Route • Side Road • Side Winds • Slippery Road • Soft Verges • Staggered Junction • Steep Hill • Stop or Give Way Ahead • T Junction • Traffic Merges • Traffic Signals • Trams Crossing • Tunnel Ahead • Two Way Traffic • Uneven Road • Wild Animals (various)
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