Quiz: How well do you know your road markings?

Road sign quiz

The Highway Code and its extensive list of road signs and markings is one of the fundamentals of motoring. But how well do you know it?

If you take our quiz and you’re a bit rusty, don’t worry: you’re not alone. A recent survey found that half of drivers don’t know what a roundabout sign is when it’s shown to them. And two thirds don’t know how far behind the car in front they should be travelling.

The survey was conducted by driver training organisation IAM Roadsmart. It is calling for road safety to be part of the National Curriculum so that it’s drilled into drivers from an early age. Take our quiz to see how you get on.

Results

Well done! You got at least 90 per cent which means you really know your road markings

Sorry to break this to you but if you took the theory part of the driving test now you may not pass! Best brush up on your Highway Code.

#1 What colour are the cats’ eyes between the motorway and a slip road?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#2 What does this sign mean?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#3 When this sign appears you can expect the road to…

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#4 We all know what a speed limit sign looks like. But what does this sign mean?

Oh dear. You don’t seem to know your road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code before you have another go.

#5 This sign is to encourage you to stay a safe distance behind the car in front. How far is the minimum distance in seconds?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#6 What must you NOT do if you see this sign?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#7 Cycling is becoming increasingly popular so what should you do when you see this?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#8 What should you expect when you see this sign?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#9 You will start to see an increasing number of these, particularly going into cities. They mean:

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

#10 What does this road sign mean?

Oh dear. You’re one of the many who doesn’t seem to know their road markings. Either you’ve been careless or you should dig out that copy of the Highway Code.

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5 comments on “Quiz: How well do you know your road markings?

  1. Margaret Berry November 27, 2018 8:30 am

    Better re-read the highway code, felt very confident with my answers, Oops!!

    • Ray Stevens December 1, 2018 1:40 pm

      seems as though perhaps you drive around with your eyes closed, there are loads of them around, sounds to me an eye test should be taken

  2. Eric Hayman November 27, 2018 2:13 pm

    So if Green Flag thinks I should not “stop” on a Clearway beacuse I have a puncture, would should I do? Does Green Flag think that wrong? Seems so.

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