K53 traffic lights and signals
K53 traffic signals are divided into three categories:
- Traffic lights
- Traffic officer hand signals
- Construction worker hand signals
Steady lights – red
At this traffic light your vehicle must come to a complete stop behind the solid white line. It has the same meaning as a stop sign.
Steady lights – amber
When you see this light you must take caution and begin to bring your vehicle to a complete stop unless, it is not safe to do so.
Steady lights – green
When the traffic light is green it means you may proceed but, make sure it is safe to do so (remember the defensive driving method at all times!).
Steady arrow lights – red
A steady red arrow (which means it is not flashing) means you must stop.
Steady arrow lights – amber
This arrow indicates you must stop, unless, it is not safe to do so.
Steady arrow lights – green
The green arrow light, when not flashing, indicates that you may proceed, but only if you are traveling in the direction of the arrow.
Flashing arrow lights – red
When the red arrow light is flashing you must still first stop. Then, when it is safe to do so and you if you are proceeding in the direction of the arrow, you may proceed.
Flashing arrow lights – green
When you are turning in the direction of the green flashing arrow, you have the right of way. First, you must make sure that the intersection is clear before you proceed.
Steady figure lights – green
If green man is showing and he is still then pedestrians may cross the road and vehicles must give way.
Steady figure lights – red
However, when the red man is showing then pedestrians may not cross the road.
Flashing figure lights – green
When this light is showing pedestrians may cross the road and vehicles must give way.
Flashing figure lights – red
But when this light is showing and flashing pedestrians may not cross the road.
Traffic officer hand signals
Remember that traffic officers overrule any rule of the road.
Traffic may proceed
When a police officer is waving only one hand he is indicating that the traffic he is signaling to may proceed.
Traffic must stop (front & rear)
If you see a traffic or police officer with both hands raised then traffic in front of the officer and behind the officer, must stop.
Traffic must stop (front only)
When the traffic officer only has one hand raised, as in the illustration, then traffic in front of the officer only, must stop.
Construction worker hand signals
Proceed with caution
When you see a construction worker waving a red flag up and down it is indicating to you that you must slow down and proceed with caution.
If you see that a construction worked is not waving the flag up and down but is holding the flag still with his, or her, hand up, then you must stop.
For more on the k53 traffic signals practice the road markings & traffic signals test.