Road signs in the Philippines are regulated and standardized by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Most of the signs reflects minor influences from US and Australian signs, but keeps close to the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals as an original signatory.
Regulatory signs indicate the application of legal or statutory requirements. Disregarding these signs may constitute the road user to an offense.
No entry for tricycles
Warning signs are used to warn road users to the potential hazard along, or adjacent to, the road.
Horizontal alignment signsEdit
Intersection and junction signsEdit
Advance warning of traffic control devices signsEdit
Road width signsEdit
Road obstacle signsEdit
Railroad crossing signsEdit
Other warning road signsEdit
Guide or information signsEdit
Guide or information signs are used to inform road users about the direction and distances of the route that they are following.
Advance direction signsEdit
Intersection direction signsEdit
Reassurance direction signsEdit
Finger board and direction signs for less important roadsEdit
Town names and geographical feature signsEdit
Tourist information and tourist destination signsEdit
Route marker signsEdit
Asian highway route marker signsEdit
Expressway approach signsEdit
Expressway information signsEdit
Advance exit signsEdit
Exit direction signsEdit
Expressway service signsEdit
End of expressway signsEdit
Expressway traffic instruction and regulatory signsEdit
Traffic instruction signsEdit
Traffic instruction signs are used to instruct a road user to follow a direction or perform an action. These are also used as a supplement for regulatory and warning signs.
Movement instruction signsEdit
Hazard markers are signs that are usually used in places with obstructions and curves. These signs may be used with or after a warning sign.
- This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain: "Highway Safety Design Standards Manuals: Part 1 – Road Safety Design Manual and Part 2 – Road Signs and Pavement Markings Manual. - Department of Public Works and Highways". Department of Public Works and Highways. May 2012.
- The sign specifications of the Road Signs and Pavement Markings Manual shows a variety of typefaces used on the road signs in the Philippines.
- "Highway Safety Design Standards Manuals: Part 1 – Road Safety Design Manual and Part 2 – Road Signs and Pavement Markings Manual. - Department of Public Works and Highways". Department of Public Works and Highways. May 2012.
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