Danger signs

  • Increased attentiveness is a must at danger signs. In addition, speed must be reduced in view of the dangerous situation; one must also be ready to brake in most cases.

Outside built-up areas you will generally see these signs 150 to 250 m in front of the place of danger. If the distance is consider­ably less than this, it may be indicated on an additional sign.

Only another 100 m to the place of danger.

Danger   Posted before dangerous areas, example construction sites

Crossroads.   Indicates an intersection or junction that is hard to see, or an intersection that is not expected.

Single Curve
Single Curve.   Indicates a single curve and its direction.

Double Curve
Double Curve. Indicates a double curve and its directions.

Dangerous Downgrade
Dangerous Downgrade   indicates degree of downgrade  Posted before steep downgrades;

Dangerous Upgrade
Dangerous Upgrade. Posted before steep upgrades; indicates degree of upgrade.

Rough Road
Rough Road.    Indicates uneven stretches of road.

Slippery Road
Slippery Road.    Indicates stretches of road that may be slippery when wet or dirty.

Side wind
Side wind    Drop your speed. You must reckon with gusts of wind and be prepared to countersteer. Avoid overtaking.

Carriageway gets narrower
Carriageway gets narrower    Approach with caution, watch out for oncoming traffic and allow the oncoming traffic to leave the narrow stretch of road first. Do not overtake.

A carriageway which narrows on one side only
A carriageway which narrows on one side only    Oncoming traffic must be given priority. If a lane ends, the zipper feed-in method must be followed

Roadworks   Drive carefully; watch out for working implements, construction vehicles, construction material and workers on the road. There is often also a danger of skidding or slipping due to muddy or uneven road.

traffic jam
Traffic jam, when approaching a traffic jam, use the hazard warning lights.

Oncoming traffic
Oncoming traffic. This sign is located in the area where roadworks are on or at the end of an Autobahn in order to draw attention to the oncoming traffic. It is also used to mark the end of a one-way street.

Traffic lights
Traffic lights Announces a crossroads, junction or pelican crossing controlled by traffic lights or a signal system before you come to roadworks.

Pedestrians    On roads marked as one-way, heavy pedestrian traffic must be expected.

Children Danger to children must be avoided! Be extra careful, be ready to brake if necessary and reduce your speed.

Cyclists Caution in the intersection area: Cyclists could cross your lane!

Game crossing
Game crossing Reduce your speed and be particularly careful. Dipping your headlights if you encounter a wild animal on the road! Do not dodge, if oncoming traffic is jeopardised
Special hazard signs before crossings of railways with priority

Level crossing
Level crossing   This sign warns of a level crossing. No more overtaking, be attentive, adjust your speed

Level crossing with three-strip beacon
Level crossing with three strip beacon. Distance 240 meter

Two -strip beacon.
Level crossing with two strip beacon. Distance 180 meter

one strip beacon, only 80 meters left.