OS symbols basic quiz 2 - what is by the roadside

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This is a quiz to help the navigator of a vehicle on a road tell the driver what will be seen, where to stop. Each map is an extract from the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale map, and the blue circle on each map is over a map symbol. (If you use the mouse to move the pointer over the blue circle, it disappears, making it easier to see the symbol.)
What is the symbol? What would you see?
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The Ordnance Survey symbols articleExternal link has links to the OS list of symbols, and also to Geograph photos showing examples of what the symbols depict.

1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Answer:{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Symbol is red line of short dashes south of road. What is it, and what would you expect to see at the roadside? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown CopyrightWhat does the line of dashes both sides of the yellow road show? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What does the arrowhead across the road show? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is the symbol? And where is the item located?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown CopyrightWhat is the green area on both sides of the road?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What are the red diamond symbols? Do they mean it is a motorable road?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What do the dotted lines under the blue circle show? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What might you see as you drive along this road?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What do the blue dotted areas both sides of the road show? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is the rectangle with cross hatching inside?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright The symbol by the road junction is a thin triangle with a stepped line across the top. What is it? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown CopyrightAnd this symbol is a vertical line with an X on top. What is it? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is this symbol? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is this symbol? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What do the symbols both sides at the top of the road show? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What does the letter P stand for?{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown CopyrightThere is a line of alternate dots and dashes. What is it? And what might you see driving along the road{}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is the grey shaded area? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright A black line with Vs beside it crosses the road. What would you see along the line? And at a V symbol? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright There is a line across the road in the blue circle. What is it? {}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright What is the red circle? {}
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