With increasing numbers of drivers on the road, it is important that all road users share the same understanding of important and common driving procedures. This is designed to inform you about key road practice that will benefit both you and all other road users. Please read the information and understand it.
Road signs are an essential part of the Gambian road system. All road users must know and understand the road signs listed below. Paying attention to road signs helps you move around safely and efficiently.
Traffic signals control the flow of traffic to improve safety and access to roads. Please be sure to fully understand these
Traffic Signals are currently most prominent in Westfield, Fajara, and around Banjul International Airport.
Police Hand Signals
A hand signal given by a police officer overrules any road sign or traffic light nearby. You must obey any signals and directions given.
Beckoning On Commands
The roads of The Gambia bear numerous markings. It is important that drivers understand the meanings of these so they can drive with greater care on the roads.
Yellow side lines are most commonly found on the Banjul Highway.
Before overtaking another vehicle, consideration must be given to the type of road you are driving on, and also whether there is any oncoming traffic ahead.
The red car should not overtake. A car must never attempt to change lanes on a bridge. It is against the law to do so. This type of incident may occur at Denton Bridge.
The red car should not overtake. This is because there is traffic coming from the other direction. The way must be clear first before any overtaking is done.
The red car should not overtake. This is because the road has a solid centre line. This means that due to the road placement, it is deemed unsafe to overtake.
The green car is good to overtake. There is no oncoming traffic, and the road markings indicate it is ok to overtake.