Every driver thinks they know all the road markings and what they mean. The current driving test includes learning UK road signs, so there’s really no excuse for getting the most common ones wrong. But with 62% of drivers admitting they were unsure about the meaning of the “No Entry” sign, perhaps it’s not as clear cut as it seems. Here are four more road signs British drivers regularly get wrong.
With-flow bus and cycle lane
79% of respondents in a 2019 survey could not explain what this sign meant. The blue rectangle indicates that one lane is for buses and cycles only, while the other is for any other traffic.
With-flow bus lane ahead which pedal cycles and taxis may also use
Despite this sign having a much more complicated title, fewer drivers got this wrong. 72% of drivers failed to identify the blue square with the bus, cycle and dashed line, so it’s still one of the UK’s most mystifying road signs.
Did you know that as well as maximum speed limit signs, there are blue “minimum speed limit” signs? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. 70% of surveyed drivers failed to understand this sign. If you’re spotted by police doing 10mph in a 30mph minimum zone, you can be prosecuted.
The recommended route for pedal cycles
57% of drivers got this wrong. It’s possible that those who got it right ride a bicycle as well as drive a car – that would certainly explain the results.
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