THE FOLLOWING ARE THE INFORMATORY SIGNS ON THE ROADS THAT NEED MORE ORIENTATION TO THE ROAD USERS;
- PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOT SIGN
This is a road sign that is used to indicate to travelers and pedestrians of any nearby public telephone, where an individual can make calls in the case of emergency or for any need.
Most places can have these public telephones located at petroleum filling stations, restaurants, hospitals and other public places. It can be found both in the urban areas and rural areas of any developed country.
The good thing about these public telephones is that some of them cost little for a particular call while can offer the calls for free of charge depending on the country and the support from the installer. Most community services by some organizations include the provision of public telephone booths.
- PETROL PUMP SIGN
The petrol pump sign is the sign used to indicate to the road users that filling station is located at a particular place or in the place where the sign is shown. It is a popular sign that most people see along the road without knowing what the sign is all about.
The major reason for the sign to the road users is for any event of fuel shortage in the mobile device use in their transportation which could be either vehicle, motorcycle, or tricycle. Such that any situation like that the filling station sign will notify them on where to go and get the mobile device re-fueled.
- HOSPITAL SIGN
The next hospital sign is used to indicate to the road users that a particular hospital is located in a place, even though the hospital may not be along the road, it could be adjacent to the road. Hence, such sign makes anyone passing by the road which could be either motorists or pedestrians to take note of the hospital and can easily run there or bring someone there in the event of any emergency.
- FIRST AID POST
The first aid post sign is indicating to the road users where they can go and obtain early treatment in the case of an emergency such as an accident. The treatment will be in the form of first aid before the casualty could be taken to a nearby hospital for proper treatment.
Most countries have this kind of places along their major expressway for quick response to road accidents casualties. In Nigeria, the federal road safety corps use to station at different locations on the major roads with their first aid box for quick response to any road accidents. The Red Cross is another body known for carrying the first aid box to any location for an emergency situation.
- EATING PLACE
This is a sign used to indicate to the road users about any eating place such as restaurant and eating joints within the road or along the road. It serves as a means of helping the travelers on the way who might be hungry due to long distance travel. The sign is essential especially on the expressways where availability of food joints may be scarce.
- LIGHT REFRESHMENT
Light refreshment sign indicates to the road users about any place they can go and take little refreshment such taking drinks, a cup of coffee or tea and snacks, etc. that can be located within the area or along the road.
- RESTING PLACE
Resting place sign is simply a sign that indicates a place that travelers or road users could go and have a good rest, it could a hotel, motel, or public building. Such sign will serve as a way of suggestion to the travelers who might have run out of time or might have had an incident of car breakdown along the road, hence suggesting to them the next place to go and either pass a night or take a good rest. It can also serve as a sign for a place to wait for someone while traveling.
- THOROUGH ROAD
It is a sign that is used to inform road users that they are coming to the end of the road they on, hence the next junction will take them to either in the right direction or in the left direction.
- THOROUGH SIDE ROAD
It is a sign in used to inform road users on a particular on the existence of another road another road adjacent to the one they are moving on. It is a necessary sign that can help the road users to avoid unexpected accident due to the collision of moving vehicles from the adjacent road.
- PARK THIS SIDE
It is a simple sign that points the direction of a particular location that any mobile machine is required to pack. It is usually placed in front of banks, in order to reduce waste of space due to the wrong parking of cars, and also to avoid blocking the next vehicle from moving out anytime due to wrong packing.
- PARKING LOT SCOOTER AND MOTORCYCLE
This is a sign that indicates the parking space meant for the motorcycles and scooters. It can be seen in many places where the need to separate mobile machines is required.
- PACKING LOT CYCLE
This is a sign that indicates to any mobile device that a particular space is meant for packing, therefore the individual can packet any mobile machine such motorcycle, tricycle, and car. The sign is very important for cloudy places such church premises, mosques premises, reception centers for social events, etc.
- PACKING LOT CARS
This is a road sign that can be used to indicate to car drivers on the space available for packing of their cars. They are mostly found in public places such as hotels, supermarkets, public markets, hospitals, etc. it helps the driver to know the place to pack the car.
These signs are used to guide road users along routes, inform them about destination and distance, identify points of geographical and historical interest and provide other information that will make the road travel easier, safe and pleasant.