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List of Traffic Signs in the Philippines

To get a DRIVER'S LICENSE in the Philippines, you need to pass the LTO (Land Transporatation Office) Driver's License Exam. And part of that exam is identifying the traffic signs and road signs in the Philippines. If you want to pass the exam and get a high score, you need to study the common traffic/road signs in the Philippines. These traffic signs are the signs that you see erected at the side or above the road. Be aware of these signs when you drive or travel in the road.

The Philippines follows its rules towards traffic and road signs from the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals, alongside with other countries such India, Greece and Italy.

The Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals is an international treaty designed to increase road safety and aid international road traffic by standardizing the signing system for road traffic (road signs, traffic lights, and road markings) in use internationally.

The Convention classify all road signs into a number of categories:
Here's a huge list of traffic signs in the Philippines.

Danger Warning Signs

Warning signs can indicate any potential hazard, obstacle or condition requiring special attention.

Warning Sign - Warning Sign

Congestion Sign - Congestion Sign

Crossroad Sign - Crossroad Sign

Y-Junction Sign - Y-Junction Sign

Traffic Circle Sign - Traffic Circle Sign

Two-way traffic signs - Two-way Traffic Sign

Gentle Curve Signs - Gentle Curve Signs

Sharp Curve Signs - Sharp Curve Signs

Hairpin Curve Sign - Hairpin Curve Signs

Winding Road Signs - Winding Road Signs

Combined Curve Signs - Combined Curve Signs

Lane Ends Signs - Lane Ends Signs

Traffic Signal Ahead Sign - Traffic Signal Ahead Sign

Traffic Control Stop Ahead Sign - Traffic Control Stop Ahead Sign

Pedestrian Crossing Sign - Pedestrian Crossing Sign

Pedestrian Sign - Pedestrian Sign

Farm Animals Signs - Farm Animals Signs

Narrow Bridge Sign - Narrow Bridge Signs

Speed Humps Sign - Hump Sign

Slippery Road Sign - Slippery Road Sign

Falling Rocks Sign - Falling Rocks Sign

Reduced Visibility Sign - Reduced Visibility Sign

Electric Shock Sign - Electric Shock Sign

Sharp Curve Chevron Signs - Sharp Curve Chevron Signs

Sharp Curve Signs - Sharp Curve Signs

Flagman Ahead Sign - Flagman Ahead Sign

Men At Work Sign - Men At Work Sign

Priority Signs

Priority traffic signs indicate the order in which vehicles should pass intersection points. Common examples of these are:

Stop Sign - Stop Sign

Go Sign - Go Sign

Yield Sign - Yield Sign

Yield to Pedestrian Sign - Yield to Pedestrian Sign

No Entry Sign - No Entry Sign

Yield to Oncoming Traffic Sign - Yield to Oncoming Traffic Sign

One Way Roadway Signs - One-Way Roadway Signs

Prohibitory or Regulatory Signs

Prohibitory traffic signs are used to prohibit certain types of maneuvers or some types of traffic. Common examples are:

Speed Limit Sign - Speed Limit Sign

Mass Limit Sign - Mass Limit Sign

Height Restriction Sign - Height Restriction Sign

Length Restriction Sign - Length Restriction Sign

Excessive Noise Prohibited Sign - Excessive Noise Prohibited Sign

Unauthorized Vehicles Prohibited Sign - Unauthorized Vehicles Prohibited Signals

No Left Turn Sign - No Left Turn Sign

No Right Turn Sign - No Right Turn Sign

Left Turn Ahead Prohibited Sign - Left Turn Ahead Prohibited Sign

Right Turn Ahead Prohibited Sign - Right Turn Ahead Prohibited Sign

No U-Turn Prohibited Sign - No U-Turn Sign

Overtaking Prohibited Sign - Overtaking Prohibited Sign

No Parking Sign - No Parking Sign

No Stopping Sign - No Stopping Sign

No Pedestrian Allowed - No Pedestrian Allowed

No Bicycle Allowed - No Bicycle or Pedal Cycle Allowed

No Taxi Allowed - No Taxi Allowed

No Bus Allowed - No Bus Allowed

Mandatory Signs

Mandatory signs are road signs which are used to set the obligations of all traffic which use a specific area of road. Unlike prohibitory or restrictive signs, mandatory signs tell traffic what is must do, rather than must not do. Common examples are:

Maximum Speed Limit - Minimum Speed Sign

Maximum Gross Weight Sign - Maximum Gross Weight Sign

Keep Left Sign - Keep Left Sign

Keep Right Sign - Keep Right Sign

Pedestrians Only Sign - Pedestrians Only Sign

Taxi Only Sign - Taxi Only Sign

Bus Only Sign - Bus Only Sign

Pay Toll Sign - Pay Toll Sign

Roundabout Sign - Roundabout Sign

Switch Head Lamps On Sign - Switch Head Lamps On Sign

Information, Facilities or Service Sign

Service Signs are those that indicates a specific facility by which many can find useful, especially those that can be used for medical purposes, security, and food. Common examples are:

Parking Area Sign - Parking Area Sign

Hospital Sign - Hospital Sign

Other Traffic or Road Signs

You can also study the traffic signs below. These are the International Standard Signs:

Traffic Signs in the Philippines

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Do you have any problem identifying the traffic signs in the Philippines? Or do you know other traffic or roads signs not included above. Let us know in the comment below.
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9 Cleo Midis   (31 January 2017 9:11 AM)
What is the cancellation sign? How is one supposed to know until where a prohibition (speed, parking, overtaking etc.) is valid?

8 miko   (09 January 2017 11:01 PM)
what is the road sign (number 7 or 9) placed in each side of the road?

7 Moriah   (12 September 2016 10:28 AM)
Is there a complete list of all road signs that are used here in the Philippines? Is it too much to ask if you could send it to me via e-mail? Please and thank you!

5 Benj Luad Libarnes   (09 August 2016 11:41 AM)
Can you please featured some road markings?

6 admin   (10 August 2016 8:55 AM)
Benj, we'll be posting them soon.

4 Benj Luad Libarnes   (09 August 2016 11:39 AM)
can you send me also the different types of road markings. thank you.

3 denis deloyola   (29 July 2016 9:29 AM)
can i ask pictures or diagrams regarding yellow lines for road safety, thank you very much.

2 Hamloy   (30 May 2016 10:58 AM)
Good day to all,

I would like to know about the standard and its measurement of Pedestrian signage. In my observation in the hi-ways, I observed that three signage (pedestrian, road left, and pedestrian crossing ahead) in one stand. My question is, is that standard, if it is may I know the details and its measurement of this?


1 Dr. Disi Yap Alba   (28 February 2016 9:30 PM)
I would like to know the Philippine law that limits the speed limit of vehicles and noise passing in a hospital area? Because we would like to put up a sign for vehicles to slow down in hospital area and no honking nor creating noise in passing in a
hospital area. thank you so much if ever you can give me the law.