Traffic Lights, Traffic Signs and Signals
If you have discovered a broken traffic light, sign or signal please report it using our online form by following the link above, so we can arrange to repair it.
Traffic signs include all and any signs giving directional information such as "Erdington 5 miles", instructions such as "No Entry", or warnings such as "School Crossing Ahead". Traffic signs are usually set on poles or gantries by the side of the road, or in the central reservation of a dual carriageway.
Traffic lights control the flow of vehicles on the road. Traffic lights are the familiar "Red-Amber-Green" displays set on poles or overhead gantries, most often at road junctions.
Pedestrian crossing lights comprise a set of traffic lights, as well as a display indicating via red and green lights when it is safe for pedestrians to cross the road at a pelican crossing. There will be a push-button pad for pedestrians to activate the lights.
Belisha beacons are yellow flashing lights on top of black-and-white striped poles, placed by a pedestrian crossing.
Illuminated bollards are small pillars which are lit from inside, and are often placed in the centre of the road or at road junctions and often display a directional arrow indicating to drivers which side of the bollard they should pass on.
Driver information signals include any other signs, either temporary or permanent, which give information or instructions to road users such as temporary traffic lights or road signs, or automatic signs which tell the road user how fast their vehicle is travelling.
Please ensure you do not put yourself or anyone else in danger when obtaining details about the fault.