A third of drivers don't know the meaning of road signs

Leon Poultney
Slow signs plan for rural roads
Slow signs plan for rural roads

Research from More Than Car Insurance has found that a third of the respondents questioned in a recent study didn't know the meaning of basic road signs such as 'national speed limit' and 'slippery road ahead'.

The research, which questioned 2,000 drivers, revealed that a staggering one in seven of those asked mistook the 'slippery road ahead' sign to mean 'paint in the road', while 34 per cent of drivers didn't know what the national speed limit sign looked like.