New road signs introduced

in News · 17-04-2020 01:00:00 · 2 Comments

New traffic and information signs, namely indicating areas of residence and circulation of vehicles with reduced emissions of pollutants, will come into force next week.

In a statement, the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) said that it will carry out, as of Tuesday, the “New signs, greater safety” campaign to publicise the changes to the traffic sign regulation, which will come into effect on 20 April.
The new regulation introduces traffic signs indicating areas of residence or coexistence of vehicles and pedestrians, where the speed is 30 kilometres per hour.
Another new feature is the creation of zones with reduced emissions, where the transit of vehicles whose emissions are higher than a level defined in an additional panel by each municipality is prohibited.
Among the danger signs, there is the approach of a passage for a cycle and signs warning that the route could potentially be crossed by Iberian lynx and amphibians.
In the new signs of obligation, the highlights are those that indicate a mandatory lane for motorcycles and a lane reserved for vehicles with a high occupancy rate.
As for road markings, dimensions are to be introduced with a view to “making them uniform”.
The ANSR also indicates that new information signs, new symbols for tourist, and geographical, ecological and cultural indications will be introduced, as well as the graphic representation of the signals of drivers, traffic regulators and light signals.
These changes are the most significant since 1998 and are in line with the National Strategic Road Safety Plan - PENSE 2020.
Full details on all of the new signs can be found by visiting


This is terrible I've studied so much for my theory test to be cancelled due to coronavirus now this!!! Totally unfair to all the people learning to drive that's studied practised and paid all that money for lessons and then to maybe fail because of this!!

By Julie a from UK on 20-04-2020 08:05

This is not the time to do this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Paul R from Lisbon on 17-04-2020 08:26
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