An additional sign (Germany) or an additional sign ( Austria, Switzerland) specifies the meaning of a traffic sign (Germany) or a signal (Switzerland) with which it is usually set up together.
In Germany, additional signs refer to the actual traffic sign directly above the additional sign .
Exceptions are the additional signs 1000-32 and 1048-19 , which must be affixed above the traffic sign in connection with the regulation signs 205 (give way) and 206 (stop, give way) . The additional sign 1022-10 can also be set up for the clearance of left-hand cycle paths without an actual traffic sign.
Additional signs are summarized in 4 main groups according to the catalog of traffic signs (VzKat), part: 8:
- Group of general additional characters
- Group of "free" additional characters
- Group of additional restrictive characters
- Group of special additional characters
- Germany: additional symbol according to § 39 (from number 1000)
- Austria: § 54. Supplementary tables
- Switzerland and Liechtenstein: 5.xx Additional information on signals
- The original wording contains the phrase “as a rule”, but a ruling by the BVerwG in 2003 makes it clear that this rule always applies.
- Sections 2.1 and 3.2 of Appendix 2 to Section 41 Paragraph 1 of the StVO . In: Road Traffic Regulations . Retrieved April 8, 2019.