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Traffic Signs Regulations

made under Section 88 of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

N.S. Reg. 165/2012 (August 22, 2012, effective September 1, 2012)

as amended by N.S. Reg. 220/2012 (December 5, 2012)


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Signs Regulations.


Definitions

2     In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Motor Vehicle Act;

 

“Provincial Traffic Authority” means the person appointed by the Minister under Section 86 of the Act as Provincial Traffic Authority;

 

“Schedule” means the document entitled Province of Nova Scotia Schedule of Official Traffic Signs attached to and forming part of these regulations;

 

“traffic authority” means a traffic authority appointed under Section 86 of the Act, Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act or Section 7 of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission Act.


Advisory or warning signs

3     (1)    In this Section, “Manual” means the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, Fourth Edition, September 1998, published by the Transportation Association of Canada, as revised from time to time.

 

       (2)    An official traffic sign that is not described in these regulations may be erected or placed on or near a highway for advisory or warning purposes if

 

                (a)    the sign conforms to the description, depiction and specifications prescribed in the Manual, to the extent that the Manual is not inconsistent with the Act and its regulations, or

 

                (b)    the sign is approved by the Provincial Traffic Authority.


Official traffic sign must be in accordance with description and depiction

4     (1)    Except as provided in Section 3 for official traffic signs erected for advisory or warning purposes, and subject to subsection (2), an official traffic sign must be made in accordance with its description in the table in Section 8 and its depiction in the Schedule.

 

       (2)    The distance, speed, weight, time or date shown on an official traffic sign described in these regulations may be varied by the Minister or the traffic authority.


Lettering style, dimensions and proportions of signs

5     (1)    Letters, numerals and symbols on an official traffic sign described in these regulations must conform as nearly as possible to the styles and proportions shown on the sign as depicted in the Schedule.

 

       (2)    The dimensions shown in the Schedule for an official traffic sign are the minimum dimensions allowed, and may be increased proportionally.


Expressing rate of speed or speed limit

6     Notice of a maximum or minimum rate of speed or a speed limit in kilometres per hour that has been fixed and approved for a highway may be given by an official traffic sign on which is displayed

 

                (a)    “maximum” or “truck maximum” or “minimum”; and

 

                (b)    the rate of speed expressed merely as a numeral without description or qualifying words.


Abbreviations for displaying time of day

7     An official traffic sign that displays a time of day may use “h” to designate an hour and “m” to designate a minute.


Designations and descriptions of official traffic signs

8     Unless varied by the Minister or a traffic authority under subsection 4(2), designations and descriptions of the official traffic signs are as set out in the following table:


Designations and Descriptions of Official Traffic Signs

Individual Sign Designations and Descriptions

Designation

Description

RA-1

“Stop” sign

    must have block capital white letters on a red background

    lettering must be at least 20 cm in height

RA-2

“Yield” sign

    must have a red band on a white background

RA-3

(R or L)

“School crosswalk” sign

    must have a black symbol of a walking schoolboy and schoolgirl on a white background

    must be oriented so that the symbol shows the pedestrians walking toward the centre of the roadway

RA-4

(R or L)

“Pedestrian crosswalk” sign

    must have a black symbol of a pedestrian on a white background

    must be oriented so that the symbol shows the pedestrian walking toward the centre of the roadway

RA-5

(R or L)

“Pedestrian crosswalk” overhead sign

    must have a white symbol of a pedestrian on a black background

    must be oriented so that the symbol shows the pedestrian walking toward the centre of the roadway

    may be internally illuminated

RA-8

“Cross only at crosswalks” sign

    must have block capital black letters on a white background

RA-9

“No pedestrian crossing” sign

    must have block capital black letters on a white background

RB-1

“Maximum speed” sign

    must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

    the numerals on the sign indicate the maximum speed in kilometres per hour at which a vehicle may be driven on the highway where the sign is erected

RB-2

“Trucks maximum speed” sign

    must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

    the numerals on the sign indicate the maximum speed in kilometres per hour at which a truck may be driven on the highway where the sign is erected

RB-3

“Night speed” sign

    must have block capital white letters and white numerals on a black background

    the numerals on the sign indicate the maximum speed in kilometres per hour at which a vehicle may be driven at night on the highway where the sign is erected

RB-4

“Minimum speed” sign

    must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

    the numerals on the sign indicate the minimum speed in kilometres per hour at which a vehicle may be driven on the highway where the sign is erected

RB-5

“Maximum speed ahead” sign

    must have a black arrow and black numerals on a white background

    the numerals on the sign indicate the maximum speed in kilometres per hour at which a vehicle may be driven in the speed zone in advance of which the sign is placed

RB-9S

“Except bicycles” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  may only be displayed in conjunction with the following signs:

    - “through traffic prohibited” sign (RB-10),

    - “prohibitive turn control” sign (RB-11L, RB-11R or RB-16),

    - “restrictive turn control” sign (RB-14L, RB-14R, RB-15 or RB-15A),

    - “do not enter” sign (RB-23),

    - any other regulatory sign that approaching bicycle traffic is not required to comply with

  indicates that approaching bicycle traffic is not required to comply with the sign under which the tab sign is displayed

RB-10

“Through traffic prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle and a diagonal line superimposed over a black arrow on a white background

  indicates that traffic approaching the face of the sign must not proceed straight ahead

  may be supplemented by any of the following signs appended to or placed beneath it:

    - “except bicycles” tab sign (RB-9S)

    - “except buses” tab sign (RB-11S1)

    - “except authorized vehicles” tab sign (R-107)

RB-11L, RB-11R, RB-16

“Prohibitive turn control” sign

  must have a red circle and a diagonal line superimposed over a black arrow on a white background

  indicates that traffic approaching the face of the sign must not turn in the direction shown by the black arrow on the sign

  may be supplemented by any of the following signs appended to or placed beneath it:

    - “except bicycles” tab sign (RB-9S)

    - “except buses” tab sign (RB-11S1)

    - “except authorized vehicles” tab sign (R-107)

RB-14L, RB-14R, RB-15, RB-15A

“Restrictive turn control” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing a black arrow or arrows on a white background

  indicates that traffic approaching the face of the sign must turn or travel only in the direction or directions shown by the black arrow or arrows on the sign

  may be supplemented by any of the following signs appended to or placed beneath it:

    - “except bicycles” tab sign (RB-9S)

    - “except buses” tab sign (RB-11S1)

    - “except authorized vehicles” tab sign (R-107)

RB-11S1

“Except buses” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  may only be displayed in conjunction with the following signs:

    - “through traffic prohibited” sign (RB-10)

    - “prohibitive turn control” sign (RB-11L, RB-11R or RB-16)

    - “restrictive turn control” sign (RB-14L, RB-14R, RB-15 or RB-15A)

    - any other regulatory sign that an approaching bus is not required to comply with

  indicates that approaching bus traffic is not required to comply with the sign under which the tab sign is displayed

RB-17R

“No right turn on red” sign

  must have a red circle and a diagonal line superimposed over a black arrow on a white background

  a depiction of a black traffic signal head showing a red display must be located below the red circle

  indicates to a driver facing a traffic signal head that they cannot make a right turn when the red light is displayed

  may be supplemented by the R-105 “except with green arrow” sign, displayed as a tab beneath or forming part of the sign

RB-17L

“No left turn on red” sign

  must have a red circle and a diagonal line superimposed over a black arrow on a white background

  a depiction of a black traffic signal head showing a red display must be located below the red circle

  indicates to a driver facing a traffic signal head that they cannot make a left turn when the red light is displayed

  may be supplemented by the R-105 “except with green arrow” sign, displayed as a tab beneath or forming part of the sign

RB-21

“One way” sign

  must have a white arrow on a black background

RB-23

“Do not enter” sign

  must have a red circle on a white background with a thick white horizontal line in the centre of the circle

RB-24

“Two way traffic” sign

  must have black symbols and black arrows on a white background

RB-25

“Keep right” sign

  must have a black symbol and a black arrow on a white background

  indicates that traffic proceeding beyond the sign must travel to the right of the sign

RB-31

“Do not pass” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing 2 black vehicle symbols with a red diagonal line superimposed over the vehicle symbols on a white background

RB-31A

“Do not pass here to crosswalk” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing 2 black vehicle symbols with a red diagonal line superimposed over the vehicle symbols on a white background

  the words “do not pass here to crosswalk” must be below the symbol in block capital black letters on a white background

RB-32

“Passing permitted” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing 2 black vehicle symbols on a white background

RB-34

“Keep right except to pass” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

RB-35

“Slower traffic keep right” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates to drivers that slower moving vehicles must travel in the right lane

RB-36

“Yield centre lane to opposing traffic” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

RB-41L, RB-41R, RB-42L, RB-42R, RB-43, RB-44, RB-45, RB-48

“Overhead lane control” sign

  must have a white arrow or arrows on a black background

  when mounted over a traffic lane, indicates that the traffic in the marked lane over which it is erected must proceed in the direction or directions shown by the arrow or arrows

  RB-41L, RB-41R, RB-42L, RB-42R, RB-43, RB-44 and RB-45 signs may also be used in side-mounted installations if the traffic authority determines it is appropriate

  when side-mounted indicates that the traffic in the marked lane immediately adjacent to the sign must proceed in the direction or directions shown by the arrow or arrows

RB-46A, RB-46B, RB-46L, RB-46R, RB-47A, RB-47B, RB-47C, RB-47D, RB-47E, RB-47L, RB-47R, RB-49

“Side mounted lane control” sign

  must have white arrows on a black background separated by short white lines

  indicates that traffic in a lane must proceed in the direction shown for that lane

RB-51, RB-52, RB-52A

“No parking” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black letter “P” on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the letter “P”

  may have 1 or 2 arrows pointing in the direction or directions in which parking is prohibited and may have wording in block capital black letters showing where parking is prohibited, such as “on pavement”, “next 3 km”, “within 3 m of pavement”

  may show in block capital black letters and black numerals the hours of the day and the days of the week during which parking is prohibited

  may have, in block capital black letters, wording such as “bus stop”, “taxi stand”, “loading zone”, “except police vehicles” or other wording considered necessary by the traffic authority under whose authority the sign is erected

  may be placed side-by-side with a “parking permitted” sign (RB-53) on 1 sign plate that has a white background and dimensions of at least 60 cm along its horizontal axis and 75 cm along its vertical axis, if the sign plate also has a “no stopping” sign (RB-55, RB-57, RB-57A) placed on it above or below the “no parking” and “parking permitted” signs

RB-52B

“Accessible parking” sign

  must have a white background on which there is a red circle circumscribing a black letter “P” with a red diagonal line superimposed over the letter “P”, a white and blue disabled person symbol and in block capital black letters the words “accessible parking by permit only”

  may have 1 or 2 black arrows pointing in the direction or directions in which parking is prohibited without the identification permit or number plate required under the Act or its regulations in order to park in an accessible parking zone

  may show in block capital black letters and black numerals the length of time, the hours of the day and days of the week during which a person may park a vehicle on which is displayed the required identification permit or number plate in an accessible parking zone

  may be placed side-by-side with a “parking permitted” sign (RB-53) on 1 sign plate that has a white background and dimensions of at least 60 cm along its horizontal axis and 75 cm along its vertical axis, if the sign plate also has a “no stopping” sign (RB-55, RB-57, RB-57A) placed on it above or below the “no parking” and “parking permitted” signs

RB-53

“Parking permitted” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing a black capital letter “P” on a white background

  may have 1 or 2 black arrows pointing in a direction or directions in which parking is permitted

  may show in block capital black letters and black numerals the length of time, hours of the day, or days of the week during which parking is permitted

  may have, in block capital black letters, other wording considered necessary by the traffic authority under whose authority the sign is erected

  may be placed side-by-side with a “no parking” sign (RB-51, RB-52, RB-52A) or an “accessible parking” sign (RB-52B) on 1 sign plate that has a white background and dimensions of at least 60 cm along its horizontal axis and 75 cm along its vertical axis, if the sign plate also has a “no stopping” sign (RB-55, RB-57, RB-57A) placed on it above or below the “no parking” and “parking permitted” signs

RB-55, RB-57, RB-57A

“No stopping” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black octagon symbol on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the octagon symbol

  may have 1 or 2 black arrows pointing in the direction or directions in which stopping is prohibited

  may have wording in block capital black letters showing where stopping is prohibited, such as “on pavement”, “next 3 km”, “within 3 m of pavement”

  may show in block capital black letters and black numerals the hours of the day and days of the week during which stopping is prohibited

  may be placed above or below a sign plate that holds a “no parking” sign (RB-51, RB-52, RB-52A, RB-52B) and a “parking permitted” sign (RB-53) placed side-by-side and, if so placed, despite its depiction in the Schedule,

    - the “no stopping” sign must have dimensions of at least 60 cm along its horizontal axis and 30 cm along its vertical axis

    - if the “no stopping” sign includes words or letters, numerals, or words and an arrow or arrows, the words or letters, numerals, or words and arrow or arrows must be positioned on the sign to the right of the black octagon, red circle and red diagonal

RB-61

“Truck route” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing a black truck symbol on a white background

RB-61SA, RB-61SB, RB-61SC

“Truck route arrows” sign

  must have a black arrow or arrows on a white background or a white arrow or arrows on a black background

  may show in block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background or in block capital white letters and white numerals on a black background the hours of the day and days of the week during which trucks are allowed to operate on the highway

  must be displayed as a tab beneath or form part of a “truck route” sign (RB-61)

  indicates that truck traffic approaching the sign must proceed or travel only in the direction or directions shown by the arrow or arrows and only during the period of time shown

RB-62




 

“Truck prohibition” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black truck symbol on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the truck symbol

  indicates that a truck with a registered weight of over 3000 kg must not be used on the highway except to make a local delivery

RB-63

“Weight limit control” sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  the numerals on the sign show the maximum gross vehicle weight in tonnes permitted for a vehicle on the highway

RB-63A


“Bridge weight restriction” sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  shows the maximum permitted loading for a variety of axle weights for the bridge

  indicates that a vehicle exceeding the gross vehicle weight or applicable axle weight shown on the sign must not be used on the bridge

RB-63B

“Vehicle combination bridge weight restriction” sign

  must have block capital black letters, black numerals and black truck symbols on a white background

  shows the maximum gross vehicle weights allowed on the bridge for a single unit vehicle, a combination of 2 vehicle units, and a combination of 3 vehicle units

  indicates that a vehicle exceeding the applicable gross vehicle weight shown on the sign must not be used on the bridge

RB-65

“Snowmobiles prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black snowmobile symbol on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the snowmobile symbol

RB-66

“Pedestrians prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black symbol of a walking pedestrian on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the pedestrian symbol

RB-67

“Cycling prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black bicycle symbol on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the bicycle symbol

RB-68

“Shared sidewalk” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing black symbols of a walking pedestrian and a bicycle on a white background

  the words “shared sidewalk” must be below the green circle in block capital black letters

  indicates that cyclists and pedestrians may use the sidewalk as determined by the traffic authority under whose authority the sign is erected

RB-69

“Dangerous goods route” sign

  must have a green circle circumscribing a black diamond symbol on a white background

RB-70

“Dangerous goods prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black diamond symbol on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the diamond symbol

  indicates that the carriage of dangerous goods is prohibited on the highway

RB-76

“Truck inspection station (advance)” sign

  must have black truck and scale symbols and a specified distance in black numerals on a white background

  indicates that an inspection station is ahead and the distance to the inspection station

RB-77

“Truck inspection station exit” sign

  must have black truck and scale symbols and a black upward-slanting arrow on a white background

  indicates the exit for and direction to a truck inspection station

RB-80, RB-80A, RB-81, RB-81A

“Reserved lane” sign

  must have a black symbol of a bus, taxi, bicycle or car with a number inside the car, or some combination of those, on a white background, together with a white diamond symbol on a black rectangular area in the upper left-hand corner of the sign

  must have a black arrow to indicate the lane that is reserved

  the number marked within the car symbol represents the minimum number of occupants required for a vehicle, other than a bus, taxi or bicycle, if authorized, to operate in the lane indicated by the sign

  indicates that vehicles other than the vehicles specified on the sign must not be operated in the reserved lane

  a reserved lane may be a designated lane on a highway or may comprise the entirety of the highway

  a reserved lane sign for a lane intended to be reserved only on particular days and between particular hours must show those days or hours in block capital black letters and black numerals

  when 1 or 2 vehicle symbols are to be displayed, RB-80 or RB-81 must be used

  when 3 or more vehicle symbols are to be displayed, RB-80A or RB-81A must be used

  RB-80 or RB-80A must be installed directly above the lane that is reserved

  RB-81 or RB-81A must be installed adjacent to the lane that is reserved

  the dates, times and combination of symbols displayed on a “reserved lane” sign are as determined by the traffic authority under whose authority the sign is erected

RB-80S1

“Begins” tab sign for reserved lane

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates the start of a reserved lane, and must be displayed as a tab beneath or form part of the first reserved lane sign in a series

RB-80S2

“Ends” tab sign for reserved lane

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates the end of a reserved lane and must be installed at the end of the reserved lane, usually as a tab displayed beneath or forming part of a reserved lane sign

RB-90, RB-91

“Reserved bicycle lane” sign

  must have a black symbol of a bicycle on a white background, together with a white diamond symbol on a black rectangular area in the upper left-hand corner of the sign

  must have a black arrow to indicate the lane that is reserved

  indicates that the lane is reserved for use exclusively by bicycles

  the position of a reserved bicycle lane sign is determined by the location of the lane for which the sign is intended

  RB-90 must be installed directly above the lane that is reserved

  RB-91 must be installed adjacent to the lane that is reserved

  when a reserved bicycle lane is shared with buses, taxis or high-occupancy vehicles, the appropriate reserved lane sign (RB-80, RB-81, RB-80A, RB-81A) must be used instead of a reserved bicycle lane sign

RB-92

“Reserved bicycle lane ends” sign

  must have a black symbol of a bicycle and block capital black letters on a white background, together with a white diamond symbol on a black rectangular area in the upper left-hand corner of the sign

  must be installed at the end of a reserved bicycle lane to mark its end

RC-2

“No fishing from bridge” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

RC-4L, RC-4R

“Stop line” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background, together with a black arrow to show the location of the stop line

  indicates the point at which a driver approaching the traffic control device must stop their vehicle

  must be oriented so that the arrow on the sign points toward the roadway

WC-1

“School area” sign

  must have a black symbol of a walking schoolboy and schoolgirl on a fluorescent yellow-green background

  indicates the beginning of a school area

R-100

“Wrong way” sign

  must have block capital white letters on a red background

R-101

“Through traffic keep right” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-102

“End school area” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a fluorescent yellow-green background

  indicates to a driver that they are leaving a school area and the speed limit is reinstated to the speed limit that applies immediately before the start of that school area

R-102T

“End school area” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters on a fluorescent yellow-green background

  when displayed below an RB-1 “maximum speed” sign, indicates to a driver that they are leaving a school area and the speed limit is the maximum speed shown on the RB-1 “maximum speed” sign

R-103T

“School area maximum speed 30” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  when displayed below a WC-1 “school area” sign, indicates that the maximum speed in the school area is 30 km/h when children are present

R-104T

“School area maximum speed 50” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  when displayed below a WC-1 “school area” sign, indicates that the maximum speed in the school area is 50 km/h when children are present

R-105

“Except with green arrow” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-107

“Except authorized vehicles” tab sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  may be displayed in conjunction with any of the following signs:

    - “through traffic prohibited” sign (RB-10)

    - “prohibitive turn control” sign (RB-11L, RB-11R or RB-16)

    - “restrictive turn control” sign (RB-14L, RB-14R, RB-15 or RB-15A)

    - any other regulatory sign that an approaching authorized vehicle is not required to comply with

  indicates that approaching authorized vehicles are not required to comply with the sign under which the tab sign is displayed

  the traffic authority under whose authority the sign is erected determines the vehicle or class of vehicles that are authorized

R-108

“Time” sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  may be displayed under a “turn control” sign (RB-11 to RB-16A inclusive) or a “do not pass” sign (RB-31)

  the letters and numerals on the “time” sign show the hours of the day and days of the week during which the other sign applies

R-109

“Tow-away zone” sign

  must have block capital red letters on a white background

  may be displayed in conjunction with a “no parking” sign (RB-51 to RB-52B inclusive) or a “no stopping” sign (RB-55 to RB-57A inclusive)

R-110

“Emergency parking only” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-111

“Do not litter” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a black symbol of a can on a white background with a red diagonal line superimposed over the can symbol

R-112

“Slow moving vehicles prohibited” sign

  must have a red circle circumscribing a symbol of an orange triangle with a red border on a white background

  must have a red diagonal line superimposed over the triangle symbol

R-113

“Keep off median” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-114

“Do not drive on paved shoulder” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-115

“Do not cross median” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-116

“Street closed local traffic only” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-117, R-118

“Road closed detour” sign

  must have block capital black letters and a black single-headed or double-headed arrow on a white background

  a driver facing the sign must proceed in the direction or one of the directions indicated by the arrows

R-119, R-120

“All traffic exit left” or “all traffic exit right” sign

  must have block capital black letters and a black arrow on a white background

R-121

“Vehicles over 12 tonnes reduce speed” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-122

“Vehicles over 12 tonnes 15 km/h on bridge” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-123

“Gross weight” sign

  must have block capital black letters and black numerals on a white background

  may be displayed as a tab beneath the “truck route” sign (RB-61) or “truck prohibition” sign (RB-62)

  indicates that a vehicle with a gross weight in excess of the gross weight stated on the sign must not be used on the highway

R-124

“Shut off your radio transmitter” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

R-125

       

“Trucks over xxxx kg registered weight report to scale” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  may have arrows or words directing trucks to the scale

  indicates that a driver of a vehicle or vehicle combination with a total registered weight of more than the weight specified on the sign must report to the upcoming truck inspection station (scale)

R-126

“Report to scale when directed” sign

  must have black truck and scale symbols and block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates that a driver of a truck must report to the truck inspection station (scale) when directed by a “truck report to/bypass scale” sign (R-127)

R-127

“Truck report to/bypass scale” sign

  must have a lighted electronic display on a black background that displays 1 of the following messages in block capital letters:

    - “truck report to scale”, which indicates to a driver of a truck that they must report to the truck inspection station (scale)

    - “truck bypass scale”, which indicates to a driver of a truck that they may bypass the truck inspection station (scale)

R-128

“Trucks right lane only next X km” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates that a driver of a vehicle or vehicle combination with a registered weight in excess of 4500 kg must use only the right lane for the distance specified on the sign

R-200

“No lane change ahead” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background with an upward pointing black arrow

  indicates that there is an area ahead where traffic must not change from one lane to another

R-201

“No lane change” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates the beginning of an area where traffic must not change from one lane to another

R-202

“No lane change” overhead sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background with a downward pointing black arrow

  erected over a marked lane to indicate that traffic in that lane must not travel from that lane to another lane

R-203

“End no lane change” sign

  must have block capital black letters on a white background

  indicates the end of no-lane-change area

Colours Required for Sign Borders

Border Colour

Sign Designation

white

RA-1, RA-2, RA-5, RB-3, RB-21, RB-41L to RB-49 inclusive, RB-61SC, R-100

black

RA-4, RA-8 to RB-2 inclusive, RB-4 to RB-17 inclusive, RB-23 to RB-36 inclusive, RB-51 to RB-61SB inclusive, RB-62 to RC-4 inclusive, WC-1, R-101, R-102 to R-108 inclusive, R-110 to R-126 inclusive, R-128, R-200 to R-203 inclusive

red

R-109

Section 8, table replaced: N.S. Reg. 220/2012.

 




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