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    Know your road signs

    Published on 17 April 2019, Wednesday, 8:55 AM

    Whether you're working on the roads this summer and need to brush up on your knowledge or you're new to the country and are unsure of Australian protocol, it's time to get to grips with road signs in our country.


    The easiest and most identifiable sign, this is an octagonal shape with a red background and white letters. It can be seen in fixed locations or on the end of a lollipop stick, but whenever you see it you must slow your vehicle to a stop.

    Men at work

    Not just the name of an iconic Aussie band, this sign indicates that roadworks are occurring and thus motorists should take care. It's usually triangular in shape, with an image of a person in a hard hat shovelling dirt from a pile.


    This sign, which usually has the word "detour" printed clearly on it, indicates a road closure forcing a route change. Road workers or traffic cones and markers should indicate the new path to follow to get to your destination.

    End roadwork

    This sign means exactly what it says - the roadworks have finished and drivers can resume at a normal speed.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.