The legislative council of the government approved the amendment to the decree, which introduces new types of traffic signs. The Ministry of Transport announced this in a press release today. According to him, the news is based on the amendment to the Road Traffic Act and on practical experience as a reaction to current trends in the development of road traffic.
“The amendment to the Road Traffic Act brings a number of changes to our roads from January 1. That is why we are also coming up with new types of traffic signs that respond to some of these innovations. During their journeys, drivers will thus begin to encounter signs warning of the beginning and end of the shared zone or the observance of a safe distance when driving on the highway,” said Transport Minister Martin Kupka (ODS).
Marking the beginning and end of the shared zone will demarcate the space for all road users. The P+D car park sign, i.e. park and drive, will indicate car parks where drivers can transfer to someone else’s car after parking, and therefore do not change the mode of transport. The modification of the safe distance marking will better remind you how to properly maintain the distance between vehicles. Two arrows between two vehicles following each other indicate the minimum safe distance between vehicles on a given road at the highest permitted speed under normal conditions. The pictograms of e-cars and e-scooters will also get a new look. The introduction of field social service vehicle markings will allow vehicles of field social service operators to be parked in such marked places.
Furthermore, the brand service point for the sanitation of sanitary facilities in residential vehicles is being introduced. The sign in front of the intersection for cyclists will also be modified. “We are convinced that the new traffic signs will make it easier for drivers to find their way around traffic and help them comply with road traffic rules without any problems,” said Stanislav Dvořák, director of the Department of Drivers’ Agencies of the Ministry of Transport.