Austria Traffic Signs
Road signs Austria
- The traffic signs in Austria hardly differ from those in most European countries.
- The text on the road signs and signposts is predominantly German, but can also be bilingual depending on the region, for example German and Slovenian.
- Note: a square blue sign with a horizontal white bar across the entire width in the lower half and a short white bar perpendicular to it in the middle means: Dead end.
Car and motorcycle
- A round blue sign with a white band with a snow chain on it means that snow chains are mandatory.
- A red, yellow and green sign hanging from the overhead line in front of a tram indicates that at a junction with a red or yellow traffic light, trams enter the street in the indicated direction.
- The round white sign with a red border indicating that the road is closed for all motor vehicles except for motorbikes, depicts an old-fashioned car that differs considerably from the one shown in other European countries on the same sign.
- A round white sign with a red border and a horn with a red diagonal line through it means that it is forbidden to horn.
- If a triangular warning sign with two black and one red car appears on an electronic sign along the motorway, that is a warning for a ghost driver.
- A round blue sign with a white number on it (for example 30) indicates the minimum speed.
- A turning prohibition is indicated by a round white sign with a red border and an inverted black U which, also has a red line through it.
- A white round sign with a red border, a black arrow deflecting to the left or right and a red diagonal bar over it means: Forbidden to turn left (or right).
- If the sign Stopping and parking prohibited (blue, round with a red border and a red cross) has a bottom sign with the symbol of a plug, only electric cars may be parked there to be charged.
Bicycle and pedestrian
- In addition to the well-known round blue Cycle Path sign, there are also similar signs that indicate a bicycle / footpath, with or without separate sections for cyclists and pedestrians.
- A rectangular blue sign with a white field with silhouettes of a man and a woman indicates a pedestrian area.
If a wide orange band is attached to a lamppost, it indicates that this lamppost does not burn all night.
German / English
Auf pfeifsignem / Observe the whistle of a train
Ausfahrt / Exit
Dachlawine / Watch out for snow that can fall from roofs
Einbahn / One-way traffic
Kurzparkzone / Short-term parking zone
Mo-Fr / From Monday to Friday
Sackgasse / Dead end
Working tags / From Monday to Saturday