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What does the traffic sign with the black cross in the red triangle mean?


The triangular sign with a black X in the middle is one of the rather rare traffic signs. But what does it mean exactly and in which situations is it used?

The triangular sign with a black X in the middle is one of the rather rare traffic signs.

But what does it mean exactly and in which situations is it used?

A scene that is not uncommon on the road in Germany is the following: A wide road runs through a town, while a smaller road joins it from the right.

Most vehicles roar confidently through the intersection while motorists and cyclists coming from the side wait patiently.

A traffic sign signals to those in a hurry that they actually have to give way - but not every driver knows the meaning of the sign with a black cross in a red triangle.

Black X in Red Triangle: Where the right-before-left road sign is deployed


This road sign points out what is probably the most important rule in road traffic.

© Sepp Spiegl/Imago

However, the black cross in a red-bordered triangle is not the only road sign whose meaning is unknown to many.

There are numerous other signs, some of which are rarer and therefore less well known.

For example, a black-and-white sign that only exists in Bavaria up until now has been met with astonishment time and time again.

The traffic sign with a white triangle and a red border is obviously a warning sign for dangerous situations on the road.

The traffic sign with a black cross and a red border has the official number 102 and is also known as the right-before-left sign.

The aim is to draw attention to a rule that is usually taken for granted: road users coming from the right have the right of way.

This rule applies at all intersections or junctions where the right of way is not regulated by traffic signs.

Traffic sign with a black cross in a red triangle: Disregarding the right of way rules can result in fines and high costs in the event of an accident

Therefore, the sign number 102 can be found in dangerous places, for example where it is confusing or where the right-before-left rule is often disregarded.

The black cross in red triangle sign is also posted when the right-of-way rules have recently been changed to break old habits.

Although the right-before-left sign is only a warning and not a requirement or prohibition, fines and points can be imposed in Flensburg for non-observance of the right-of-way rules.

In the event of a traffic accident, it can also be very expensive for road users coming from the left.

Machine assistance was used for this editorial-written article.

The article was carefully checked by editor Luisa Billmayer before publication


List of rubrics: © Sepp Spiegl/Imago

Source: merkur

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