What is the traffic sign of a triangle with “Ford” written in it mean

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What is the traffic sign of a triangle with ford written in it mean

“Ford” means there is a ford ahead. A ford is a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading.

When you see a warning symbol for a ford you should naturally slow down. Then look at the ford and measure the depth of the water. Supposing that the water is not too deep, you should drive through the ford.

Usually at the centre it will be the shallowest, however if there is a camber beneath the ford this can change, so normally just pick the point where the water is lowest if there is a visible difference.

Once you are over the ford you should now test your brakes. This simply requires you to drive slowly with first gear selected and have your right foot on the accelerator and left foot on the brake. This will aid to dry out the brakes, as of course when driving through the water in the ford it is likely they will have got quite wet.

There are three basic types of traffic sign: signs that give orders (Circles), signs that warn (Triangles) and signs that give information (Rectangles). Each type has a different shape. A further guide to the function of a sign is its colour. All triangular signs are red.

Blue circles generally give a mandatory instruction, such as “turn left”, or indicate a route available only to particular classes of traffic, e.g. buses and cycles only.

Red rings or circles tell you what you must not do, e.g. you must not exceed 30 mph, no vehicles over the height shown may proceed.

Blue rectangles are used for information signs except on motorways where blue is used for direction signs.

Green rectangles are used for direction signs on primary routes.

White rectangles are used for direction signs on non-primary routes, or for plates used in combination with warning and regulatory signs.

There are a few exceptions to the shape and colour rules, to give certain signs greater prominence. Examples are the “STOP” and “GIVE WAY” signs.

The “STOP” sign and road markings: you must stop before crossing the transverse line on the road and ensure the way is clear before entering the major road.

The “GIVE WAY” sign and road markings: you must give way to traffic on the major road (the upright sign or both the sign and the triangle on the road might not be used at junctions where there is relatively little traffic).

The words “must” or “must not”, when used in the descriptions that follow, refer to legal requirements that have to be obeyed.

All road users need to understand traffic signs. The Know Your Traffic Signs guide illustrates and explains most of the traffic signs that road users are likely to see.

Traffic sign images are available in the traffic signs image database. They are downloadable as EPS, JPG and PDF files. The images in this database are aimed mainly at media professionals for reproduction in printed matter or on screen.

For traffic sign designers and manufacturers, working drawings are available.

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (TSRGD) set out the rules for traffic signs, traffic lights and road markings that can be used in England, Scotland and Wales. If a local council wants to use a sign or marking that is not in TSRGD, it must be specially approved. In England, the Secretary of State for Transport gives this approval.

The traffic signs authorisation database includes details of non-standard traffic signs approved in England since 1 January 2011.

Detailed guidance for designers on the correct use of traffic signs and road markings is in the traffic signs manual.

The Department for Transport has given every local council in England approvals allowing them to use certain new traffic signs and road markings. This guidance note explains what these are and where they can be used.

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