Attachment to the Resolution of the Government

of Mongolia No.74 issued in 2004




5. Road traffic regulation signals


5.1.   Under the prohibitory signal, drivers should stop before the marking “Stop-line” or sign 5.29 and, if there is no such sign or marking, before an intersection or a pedestrian crossing without interfering with vehicular and pedestrian traffics.

5.2.   If the signal changes after entering under the permitting signal in the stop area mentioned in 5.1 of these rules, should continue their driving along the direction driving to while ensuring the safety. If there is a light signal with the marking “Stop-line” or sign 5.29 on the intersection on the driving direction, drivers should follow that light signal.

If the signal changes after entering under the permitting signal into the pedestrian crossing, pedestrians should stand on the safety zone and wait for the next permitting signal or, if there is no a safety zone, cross the carriageway.

Remark: In the abovementioned case, pedestrians may stand on the borderline of the opposite traffic lane in order to ensure the safety and wait for the permitting signal.

5.3.   Drivers should not follow light signals and priority signs on intersections where traffic is regulated by authorized officials as well as priority signs on intersections where traffic is regulated by traffic lights.


Traffic light signals

5.4.   Vertical and horizontal traffic light signals with red, yellow and green lights are used for the regulation of road traffic. The lights on a vertical traffic light are located in red, yellow and green order from the top to the bottom and on a horizontal traffic light in the same order from the left to the right.

Traffic light signals with a pedestrian silhouette inside with the red light on its top and the green light on its bottom are used to regulate the pedestrian traffic.

5.5.   Traffic light signals for regulating vehicle traffic may have one or two additional signals with a green arrow and green lights may have arrows indicating directions.

5.6.   Traffic light signals have the following meanings:

а/   the green light authorizes traffic. The flashing of the green light shall not change its authorizing meaning and indicate that the prohibitory light is about to appear;

б/   the yellow light indicates that the light signal is about to be changed and prohibits traffic excluding the case stipulated in 5.2 of these rules;

в/   the flashing yellow light shall authorize traffic, inform that the given intersection or the pedestrian crossing is not regulated and warn of the necessity to proceed with care;

г/    the red light or its flashing prohibits traffic. The yellow light lighted up simultaneously with the red light does not change the prohibitory meaning of the latter and indicate that the green light is about to appear.

5.7.   Additional light signals shall regulate solely traffic of indicated directions. The light signal with an arrow indicating the left-hand direction shall regulate traffic turning to the left-hand side or making U-turn.

If additional light signals are lighted up, traffic is authorized in directions indicated by arrows and, if are not lighted up (when traffic is regulated by light signals), traffic is prohibited in given directions. In such a case, the main light signals regulate traffic in directions other than those indicated by arrows of additional light signals.


Signals by an authorized official

5.8.   An authorized official gives signals using his body and a rod.

5.9.   Traffic regulating signals given by an authorized official have the following meanings:

а/   if the rod is stretch up straight over the head, traffic is prohibited excluding the case mentioned in 5.2 of these rules;

б/   if the rod is brought to the chest or arms are stretched out horizontally, vehicles coming from the right-hand and left-hand sides of the authorized official are authorized to proceed straight ahead or turn to the right and vehicular and pedestrian traffics from behind and front of the authorized official are prohibited;

в/   if the rod is stretched out forward, vehicles passing the authorized official on his left-hand side are authorized to proceed to all directions, vehicles coming from the front are authorized to proceed only to the right-hand side while traffic of other vehicles coming from other sides (from the right-hand side or from behind) are prohibited to proceed. Pedestrians are authorized to cross the road only behind the authorized official.

5.10.  The authorized official may give understandable signals to drivers and pedestrians for taking actions like changing of the traffic direction, taking a position, reducing or accelerating speed, driving around, stopping, etc..

5.11. If the authorized official shall give a signal by pointing his rod towards a certain vehicle or request using a loudspeaker, the driver of the vehicle has to stop at a place indicated.

5.12.  Signals given by authorized officials with the use of a whistle or a flashing amber light on their belts are given to enhance the attention of road-users.

5.13.  The understandable signals given by authorized officials have a priority over light signals, signs, marking and other indications of these rules.


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