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Sign lighting requirements for Road Signs

Regulatory signs other than those relating to stopping or parking and speed limits need to be directly lit if located in a system of street lighting and within 50 meters of a street lamp.

Terminal speed limit signs (a sign which marks the change in a speed limit) must be lit if located on a principal A road, located in a system of street lighting and within 50 meters of a street lamp.

Certain warning road signs require lighting in all circumstances whilst other warning signs must be lit unless located on a single carriageway, non principal or non trunk road with a speed limit of 30mph or less.


Signs that require lighting in ALL circumstances
Dual Carriageway ends ahead - DOT520
Dual Carriageway ends ahead
Traffic lights or Traffic signals - DOT543
Traffic lights or Traffic signals
Pedestrian Crossing - DOT544
Pedestrian Crossing
Pedestrians in road - DOT544.1
Pedestrians in road
Elderly People - DOT544.2
Elderly People
Max headroom ft - DOT530
Max headroom ft
Max headroom - DOT530
Max headroom
Arch bridge ft - DOT531.1
Arch bridge ft
Arch bridge - DOT531.1
Arch bridge

Signs the must be lit unless located on a single carriageway, non principal or non trunk road with a speed limit of 30mph or less
Junction - DOT501
Junction
Crossroads Ahead 3 - DOT504.1
Crossroads Ahead 3
Crossroads Ahead - DOT504.1
Crossroads Ahead
Crossroads Ahead 2 - DOT504.1
Crossroads Ahead 2
T junction Ahead - DOT505.1
T junction Ahead
T junction Ahead 2 - DOT505.1
T junction Ahead 2
Side road Ahead 4 - DOT506.1
Side road Ahead 4
Side road Ahead - DOT506.1
Side road Ahead
Side road Ahead 3 - DOT506.1
Side road Ahead 3
Side road Ahead 2 - DOT506.1
Side road Ahead 2
Staggered Junction Ahead - DOT507.1
Staggered Junction Ahead
Staggered Junction Ahead 4 - DOT507.1
Staggered Junction Ahead 4
Staggered Junction Ahead 3 - DOT507.1
Staggered Junction Ahead 3
Roundabout Ahead - DOT510
Roundabout Ahead
Staggered Junction Ahead 2 - DOT507.1
Staggered Junction Ahead 2
Left Bend ahead - DOT512
Left Bend ahead
Right Bend ahead - DOT512
Right Bend ahead
Right junction on outside of  bend ahead - DOT512.1
Right junction on outside of bend ahead
Left junction on outside of bend ahead - DOT512.1
Left junction on outside of bend ahead
Right junction on inside of bend ahead - DOT512.2
Right junction on inside of bend ahead
Left junction on inside of bend ahead - DOT512.2
Left junction on inside of bend ahead
Double bend first to right - DOT513
Double bend first to right
Double bend first to left - DOT513
Double bend first to left
Road Narrows Ahead - DOT516
Road Narrows Ahead
Road Narrows on left ahead - DOT517
Road Narrows on left ahead
Road Narrows on right ahead - DOT517
Road Narrows on right ahead
Two-way traffic - DOT521
Two-way traffic
Two-way traffic on route crossing ahead - DOT522
Two-way traffic on route crossing ahead
Steep hill downwards - DOT523.1
Steep hill downwards
Steep hill upwards - DOT523.1
Steep hill upwards
Opening or swing bridge ahead - DOT529
Opening or swing bridge ahead
Hump back bridge - DOT528
Hump back bridge
Tunnel ahead - DOT529.1
Tunnel ahead
Beware of Children - DOT545
Beware of Children
Road humps ahead - DOT557.1
Road humps ahead
Cycle route ahead - DOT950
Cycle route ahead

 

 
 
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