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Road Signs & Penalty Points

"If People Are Trying To Bring You Down, It Only Means You Are Above Them"

Types Of Road Signs

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Warning Signs

These signs warn you of hazards ahead, such as roundabouts, crossroads, dangerous bends or anything else that would call on you to drive more carefully. You should always take special care when you see a warning sign. If you fail to observe these signs, you could create a hazard.

All warning signs have the same format.

 

  1. They are diamond or rectangular in shape.

  2. Have a yellow background with a black border.

  3. Use a black symbol to show the hazard ahead.

 

They are also upright, meaning they are at the side of the road or mounted on a wall instead of painted onto the road surface

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Road Management Signs

These signs differ from other warning signs. You should always take extra care and reduce your speed when you see these signs. They are::

 

  1. Square in shape.

  2. Are orange or white with a black border and black symbols or words.

  3. The movement of vehicles at or near roadworks is controlled by law.

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Regulatory Signs

These signs indicate what you must do under road traffic law, so all road users must obey them. Regulatory signs are divided into a number of groups:

 

  1. Upright signs

  2. Road markings

  3. Traffic lights

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Penalty Points

How the penalty points system work.

Penalty points are essentially a formal reprimand by the Gardai endorsed on your driving licence record that shows you are guilty of a specific driving offence and are designed to encourage safe driving and reduce casualties on our roads.

Speeding offences account for a significant portion of penalty points awarded. Our safety cameras campaign was developed to help drivers understand the dangers of and penalties for speeding.

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Roadworks Signs

These signs differ from other warning signs. You should always take extra care and reduce your speed when you see these signs. They are::

 

  1. Rectangular or diamond in shape.

  2. Are orange with a black border and black symbols or words.

  3. The movement of vehicles at or near roadworks is controlled by law.

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Rules Of The Road

The rules all road users must know to keep our roads safe.

 The rules of the road are for all road users, including: 

  • drivers 

  • pedestrians 

  • motorcyclists 

  • horse riders 

  • cyclists 

  • people in charge of animals, such as dog-walkers. 

 

You must have a good knowledge of these rules to pass your driver theory test and your driving test. But learning about road safety doesn’t stop once you pass your driving test – the rules are updated regularly and the more you learn, the safer driver you will be. 

It is important to check this website 

for updates in case of rule changes. 

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