As the lockdown continues to roll on, it means you still have plenty of time to get yourself ready for your theory test. To help make your practice perfect, we’ve scoured our database and uncovered the road signs that have been confusing and confounding you the most over the past 12 months.

So grab a pen and paper and jot down your answers before checking them against the answers listed at the end of the quiz. P.S. Once you’ve aced your signs, you can check out the first big lockdown quiz here that features 27 of the toughest (non sign-based) theory test questions!

1. What does this sign mean?

a. Waiting restrictions apply.

b. Waiting permitted.

c. National speed limit applies.

d. Clearway (no stopping).

2. What does this sign mean?

a. End of restricted speed area.

b. End of restricted parking area.

c. End of clearway.

d. End of cycle route.

3. What does this sign mean?

a. Two-way traffic straight ahead.

b. Two-way traffic crosses a one-way road.

c. Two-way traffic over a bridge.

d. Two-way traffic crosses a two-way road.

4. What does this sign mean?

a. Bus station on the right.

b. Contraflow bus lane.

c. With-flow bus lane.

d. Give way to buses.

5. What does this sign mean?

a. Give way to oncoming vehicles.

b. Approaching traffic passes you on both sides.

c. Turn off at the next available junction.

d. Pass either side to get to the same destination.

6. What does this sign mean?

a. Adverse camber.

b. Steep hill downwards.

c. Uneven road.

d. Steep hill upwards.

7. What messages are given by circular traffic signs that have a blue background?

a. They give temporary directions during a diversion.

b. They give directions to car parks.

c. They give motorway information.

d. They give mandatory instructions.

8. What does this sign mean?

a. Service area 30 miles ahead.

b. Maximum speed 30 mph.

c. Minimum speed 30 mph.

d. Lay-by 30 miles ahead.

9. What does this sign mean?

a. No trams ahead.

b. Oncoming trams.

c. Trams crossing ahead.

d. Trams only.

10. What does this sign mean?

a. Cyclists must dismount.

b. Cycles aren’t allowed.

c. Cycle route ahead.

d. Cycle in single file.

11. What does this sign mean?

a. Maximum speed limit with traffic calming.

b. Minimum speed limit with traffic calming.

c. ‘20 cars only’ parking zone.

d. Only 20 cars allowed at any one time.

12. What does this sign mean?

a. You have priority.

b. No motor vehicles.

c. Two-way traffic.

d. No overtaking.

13. What does this sign mean?

a. End of motorway.

b. End of restriction.

c. Lane ends ahead.

d. Free recovery ends.

14. What information would be shown in a triangular road sign?

a. Road narrows.

b. Ahead only.

c. Keep left.

d. Minimum speed.

15. What does this sign mean?

a. Cars must stop.

b. Trams must stop.

c. Both trams and cars must stop.

d. Both trams and cars can continue.

16. What does ‘25’ mean on this motorway sign?

a. The distance to the nearest town.

b. The route number of the road.

c. The number of the next junction.

d. The speed limit on the slip road.

17. What does this sign mean?

a. Motorcycles only.

b. No cars.

c. Cars only.

d. No motorcycles.

18. What does this sign mean?

a. Direction to park-and-ride car park.

b. No parking for buses or coaches.

c. Direction to bus and coach park.

d. Parking area for cars and coaches.

Answers to the Top 22 Toughest Traffic Signs Quiz

Question 1

a. Waiting restrictions apply.

Question 2

b. End of restricted parking area.

Question 3

b. Two-way traffic crosses a one-way road.

Question 4

b. Contraflow bus lane.

Question 5

d. Pass either side to get to the same destination.

Question 6

b. Steep hill downwards.

Question 7: What messages are given by circular traffic signs that have a blue background?

d. They give mandatory instructions.

Question 8

c. Minimum speed 30 mph.

Question 9

c. Trams crossing ahead.

Question 10

c. Cycle route ahead.

Question 11

a. Maximum speed limit with traffic calming.

Question 12

d. No overtaking.

Question 13

b. End of restriction.

Question 14: What information would be shown in a triangular road sign?

a. Road narrows.

Question 15

b. Trams must stop.

Question 16: What does ‘25’ mean on this motorway sign?

c. The number of the next junction.

Question 17

d. No motorcycles.

Question 18

a. Direction to park-and-ride car park.

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