Road signs in Mauritius
Road signs in Mauritius are standardised traffic signs used in Mauritius according to the Traffic Signs Regulations 1990. They are heavily modelled on road signs in the United Kingdom, since Mauritius is a former British colony. Mauritius has left-hand traffic.
The traffic sign are divided into three classes; circles gives orders, triangles warns of possible dangers and rectangles gives information. Different colours are use within these shapes; blue circles are mandatory signs, it gives positive instructions, while red circles are prohibitory signs, it give negative instructions. Blue rectangles give general information while green rectangles are use for direction sign on main roads. However, there are two exception for these shapes and colour rules; that is the octagonal Stop sign and the inverted red triangle Give way sign.
Priority signs are intended to instruct road users on what they must or should do (or not do) under a given set of circumstances.
Warning signs indicates a hazard ahead on the road that may not be readily apparent to a driver.
Cyclist entering or crossing
Level crossing without gate or barrier
Level crossing with gate or barrier
No entry for pedestrians
No entry for handcarts
No entry for Motorcycles
No entry for power-driven agricultural vehicles (Tractors)
No entry for goods vehicles
No entry for more than 2 tons vehicles
No entry for vehicles having an overall height exceeding 3.5 metres
No entry for vehicles more than 2 metres wide
Mandatory signs are used to set the obligations of all traffic which use a specific area of road. Unlike prohibitory or restrictive signs, mandatory signs tell traffic what it must do, rather than must not do.
Roundabout - Vehicles entering the junction must give way to traffic to vehicles coming from the right
Compulsory route for bicycle
Compulsory route for buses
Compulsory minimum speed 30 Km/h
End of compulsory minimum speed 30 Km/h
Information signs informs people.
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- Road Safety Unit. "Understanding our traffic sign" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 February 2013.