Guidance Signs give information about directions, routes, distances, locations, and facilities. Blue signs are found on freeways. Green signs are found on other roads. White signs give local direction. Brown signs are especially for travellers. Yellow signs are temporary signs.
Guidance Signs consist of:
Information signs give general information not included in regulatory or warning signs. They are rectangular or diamond shaped (right of way sign only) with blue, green, yellow or white backgrounds.
Examples of typical Information signs include the Distance to Freeway Exit sign (see Freeway Exit below), the Cul-de-sac sign (see Cul-de-sac below), the Right of Way sign (see Right of Way below), and the Information sign (see Information below).
Location signs indicate the name of places or things. They are typically rectangular white signs with a black border and black symbol inside.
Examples of Location signs include the Lesotho Border sign (see below) and the Summerstrand Location sign (see below).
Direction signs tell you the direction to places and routes. Blue signs are found on freeways. Green signs are found on other roads. White signs give local direction. The signs are of various rectangular shapes and sizes.
Examples of Direction signs include a Freeway Direction sign (see Freeway below), a Non-Freeway Road Direction sign (see Non-Freeway below), and Local Direction sign (see Local below).
Route markers indicate the direction to a route or the number and direction of the route you are on. Blue signs are found on freeways. Green signs are found on other roads. White signs give local direction. The signs are of various rectangular shapes and sizes.
Examples of Route Markers include a Freeway Route Marker (see Freeway below), a Non-Freeway Route Marker (see Non-Freeway below), a Tourist Route Marker (see Tourist below), and a Temporary Route Marker (see Temporary below).
Please refer to the Signs, Signals and Road Markings Database (link) for the full list of signs.
Tourism signs inform travellers and tourists of places of interest. They are brown.
Examples of tourism signs include the tourism place Direction sign (see Direction below) and symbolic signs (see all other signs below).
Diagrammatic signs indicate lane layout ahead and other regulatory information. They are typically rectangular white signs with black and white symbols and text and a red border surrounding them.
Examples of Diagrammatic signs include the Lane Ends Ahead sign (see Lane Ends below), the Arrestor Bed Ahead sign (see Arrestor below), and Temporary Lane Ends Ahead sign (see Temporary below).
Variable Message signs indicate places where regulation varies by day and time. The signs vary widely in shape, size, colour and degree of electronics involved.
Examples of Variable Message signs include the Sliding Speed Limit sign (see Sliding Speed below), the Variable Speed Limit sign (see Variable Speed below), the Drive Carefully – Fog sign (see Fog below) and Variable Freeway Direction sign (see Variable Direction below).