Signals by authorised persons

Signals used by authorised persons, including police officers, arm signals to persons controlling traffic, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency officers and traffic officers and school crossing patrols.

Police officers

Stop

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Traffic approaching from the front

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Traffic approaching from both front and behind

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Traffic approaching from behind

​To beckon traffic on

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From the side

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From the front

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From behind

In Wales, bilingual signs appear on emergency services vehicles and clothing.

Arm signals to persons controlling traffic

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I want to go straight on

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I want to turn left; use either hand

i-want-to-turn-right

I want to turn right

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency officers and traffic officers

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Traffic officer

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DVSA officer

​These officers have the powers to stop/direct vehicles and are using hand signals and light signals similar to those used by police. You must obey any signals given.

School crossing patrols

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Not ready to cross pedestrians

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Ready to cross pedestrians, vehicles must be prepared to stop

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All vehicles must stop

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