Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
Statutory Instrument
CitationSI 2016/362
Territorial extent Great Britain
Made16 March 2016
Laid before Parliament22 March 2016
Commencement22 April 2016
Other legislation
Made under
Status: Current legislation
Text of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from
Road signs in Suffolk designed in accordance with TSRGD.

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (commonly abbreviated to TSRGD) is the law that sets out the design and conditions of use of official traffic signs that can be lawfully placed on or near roads in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the Isle of Man. The regulations, originally introduced in 1965, were the result of the review of British road signage carried out by the Worboys Committee.


The TSRGD was introduced on 1 January 1965 to implement the re-signing recommendations of the Worboys Committee of 1963, with signage designs and typeface developed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Since 1964, TSRGD has been revised and re-issued several times since to introduce new signage rules and features reflecting changes in road operations. The current edition of the regulations came into force on 22 April 2016, with minor amendments in England and Wales in 2017.[1][2]

Traffic Signs Manual

The Traffic Signs Manual is a companion guide to the TSRGD which sets out dimensions and other details for using the authorised signs and markings.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016".
  2. ^ "The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations and General Directions 2017".
  3. ^ "Traffic signs manual". GOV.UK. Department for Transport. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.