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TRAFFIC OFFENCES

A READING AND VOCABULARY

1 Find the correct meaning for each of these road signs and write instead of the incorrect
meaning:

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2 Match the signs with their meanings:

Road markings
Along the carriageway

a) Double white lines


b) Hazard line
c) Central line

Along the edge of the carriageway

d) No stopping at any time


e) No waiting at any time

Warning signs

a) Bend to right
b) Crossroads
c) Double bend
d) Falling or fallen rocks
e) Level crossing with barrier or gate ahead
f) Level crossing without barrier or gate ahead
g) Roundabout
h) Slippery road
i) Steep hill upwards
j) Two-way traffic straight ahead
k) Uneven road

Signs giving orders

a) Give way to traffic on major road


b) Keep left
c) Maximum speed
d) Minimum speed
e) No entry for vehicular traffic
f) Stop and give way
g) Turn left
h) Segregated pedal cycle and pedestrian route

Information signs

a) Home Zone Entry


b) Motorway starts here
c) No through road for vehicles

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3 a Look at the photos and write the appropriate numbers next to the words:

lamppost
pedestrian
side street
street sign
taxi/cab

crossroads (US intersection)


cyclist (US bicyclist)
double yellow lines (Brlt only)
traffic-lights (US traffic light)

car
double-decker bus
roundabout (US traffic circle/ rotary)
signpost

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central reservation (Br)
crash barrier (Br)
embankment (Br)
flyover (Br)
hard shoulder (Br)
inside lane/slow lane (Br)
middle lane/ centre lane (Br)
motorway (Br)
outside lane/fast lane (Br)
slip-road (Br)

bank (US)
center lane/ middle lane (US)
exit ramp (US)
freeway/interstate highway (US)
guardrail (US)
left lane/fast lane /passing lane (US)
median strip (US)
overpass (US)
right lane/slow lane (US)
shoulder (US)

footbridge
grass verge (US shoulder)
junction (esp. US intersection)
road (US highway)
underpass

3 b Match the police officers signals with their meanings:

Stop traffic approaching from Beckon traffic on from


the front behind
behind the side
both front and behind the front

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4 Do the exercises:

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