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Article 169 Horizontal signs of circulation

The system and meaning of horizontal traffic signs is as follows:


A) Give Way. An inverse triangle marked on the road indicates the obligation at the next intersection to give way to other vehicles. If the aforementioned triangle is located in a lane marked by longitudinal white lines, the previous obligation refers only for the vehicles in that lane.


B) Mandatory stop. The symbol “stop”, marked on the road, indicates to the driver the obligation to stop their vehicle at or the stop line or, if it does not exist, immediately before the road to which the vehicle is approaching, and to give way to the vehicles on that road. If the aforementioned symbol is placed within a lane, the obligation only refers to the vehicles in that lane.


C) Speed limit sign. Indicates that no vehicle must exceed the speed in kilometres per hour. If the figure is located within a lane, the prohibition only applies to that lane.


D) Lane arrow. An arrow located within the confines of a lane indicates that every driver must follow the direction indicated by the arrow, or one of the directions. If your intention is to continue in a direction other than where the arrow points you must instigate the necessary safe procedure to move into the correct lane.


E) Double arrow. Indicates to the drivers the place where they can start the lane change to take an exit and that the lane may be used by a vehicle continuing on the main carriageway.


F) End of lane arrow. It indicates that the lane in which it is located ends soon and its indication must be followed.


G) Curved arrow. An arrow, located approximately on the axis of a road with two directions of traffic and pointing to the right, indicates the approach of a continuous line that separates traffic and therefore vehicles such as those overtaking must return to their correct lane as soon as it is safe.





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