One if the most common symbols in the World is that of “No Parking Sign”. Whether you are in remote regions of Africa or Asia, or the urban jungles of North America and Europe, a no parking sign will never leave your sight.
No Parking Signs are installed on roads, streets, bridges, parking lots and many other places denoting that parking is prohibited at and around that spot. Unlike many other road and traffic signs, no parking sign has mostly remained constant over the decades. The symbols have practically remained unchanged and are recognized universally. Countries may differ in specifics of their no parking sign designs. Still, the most widely seen parking signs involve a red diagonal slash inside a red ring in either directions. Red diagonal with red ring is also the most common ‘prohibition symbol’ – used in context of parking here.
In Europe and many parts of Asia the red ring and diagonal are on a blue circle. Most of the Americas and parts of Asia, Africa and Australia have a bold ‘P’ in the red circle with the diagonal.
• The official No Parking Symbol in the US as per regulations. This no parking sign symbol is sufficient as a stand alone sign or can be supplemented with informative text , directional arrows or other pictogram.
• Commonly used No Parking Sign in Europe and Asian countries. Usually this sign is posted where parking is prohibited but vehicles are allowed to stand or stop for a short duration in order to allow passengers to get in or out of the vehicle. These signs should be accompanied by suitable markings and messages.
• No Parking or Standing at any time symbol: This kind of a sign symbol has been adopted by many Asian and European countries to put a complete stop to parking, even temporarily. More text to come here. More text to come here.
• With transforming designs and changing standards, it is easy to spot a no parking sign these days in the US and other parts of the world that focus on a ‘NO’ symbol in red square background in top left corner. This is followed by relevant no parking related messages and pictogram.