Road signs in Mauritius

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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.

Signing system[edit]

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.[1]

Priority signs[edit]

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[edit]

Warning signs indicates a hazard ahead on the road that may not be readily apparent to a driver.

Prohibitionary signs[edit]

Prohibitory signs are used to prohibit certain types of manoeuvres or some types of traffic. The No symbol surrounding a pictogram is used to indicate something that is not permitted.

Mandatory signs[edit]

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.

Information signs[edit]

Information signs informs people.

Road Marking[edit]

Other signs[edit]


  1. ^ Road Safety Unit. "Understanding our traffic sign" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 February 2013.