In Malta, traffic signs are based on the United Nations Organisation Protocol
and are in international use.
Basically, the code consists of three categories of signs -
Warning, Regulatory and Informative, each category having its characteristic
shape, colour and format, with the message of the sign condensed pictorially
into a symbol. In appropriate cases, the message may be supplemented, or its
applicability defined, by means of a short inscription on a small plate
appended to the traffic sign.
Slight local variations, as long as they are consonant with
the spirit of the above code, are allowed, and some of the traffic signs in
Malta do in fact contain such variation. Traffic signs are generally
reflectorised so as to show up under headlights at night.
While Warning and Informative Signs are meant for the help
and guidance of motorists, Regulatory signs impose definite obligations.
Regulatory signs may be either
•Prohibitory, i.e. forbidding
certain manoeuvres, or
•Mandatory, i.e. imposing certain manoeuvres.
The prohibition may be either immediate, in which case it
applies to a single point or contingency and its applicability terminates
immediately, or continuous when its applicability is in force for a stretch of
road or area and carries on until it is lifted by another sign to this effect.
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC SIGNS BASED ON
VIENNA CONVENTION 1968
Make sure you understand and obey all traffic and information signs and road
Intersection with Roads of Equal Importance
Intersection with Major Roads
Intersection with Minor Roads
first on left
first on right
of route to left
(or right if