Lisbon, 22 Oct 2019 (Lusa) – New traffic and information signs, particularly to indicate areas of residence and traffic of vehicles with reduced pollutant emissions, will enter into force in April 2020.

The new regulation creates traffic signals indicating zones of residence or coexistence of vehicles and pedestrians, as well as zones of reduced emissions, where only cleaner vehicles can circulate.

Signs of danger include approaching a passage for cycling, warning that the track may be crossed by Iberian lynx and amphibians.

Already in the new signs of obligation we highlight those that indicate a compulsory road for motorcycles and a road reserved for vehicles with high occupancy rate.

Warning signs are also provided on road pavements of speed limits in places where “special hazard situations may occur”, in addition to existing vertical signs, in particular indicating a ban on driving above 30 kms per hour.

As for road markings, their dimensions have been introduced with a view to “their uniformity”.

“In response to social developments, new information signs, new tourist, geographical, ecological and cultural indication symbols are introduced, as well as new tables with the graphic representation of the signals of drivers, traffic regulators and the graphic representation of light signals. ”, Stresses the regulatory decree.

In the most significant changes made since 1998, traffic signals, traffic signals and drivers are distinguished, “making it clear that traffic signals include temporary signs and comprise vertical signs, markings road signs and traffic lights “.

The revision of the traffic signalling regulation aims “to improve and update road signs in accordance with the Road Code” and are in line with the National Strategic Road Safety Plan – PENSE 2020.

Amendments to the traffic signalling regulations, indicate that as of April 1, 2020, no new signs may be placed that do not comply with the rules now approved.

According to the Decree Regulation, road signs which do not comply with the amendments remain valid until they are replaced by the new signs now published and must be replaced by 1 January 2030.