Road signs in Singapore closely follow those laid down in the traffic sign regulations used in the United Kingdom.
3 February 2014| Last updated on 27 June 2017
Singaporean signsdepict classical silhouetted persons.
Traffic signs serve many purposes, namely:
- Giving instructions
- Alerting drivers to road hazards
- Providing directions
- Indicating facilities and tourist attractions
The different road signs that exist include:
- Mandatory signs – Disobeying these signs is a criminal offence. They include the stop sign, yield sign and turn left/right only signs to name a few. These signs are usually red or blue backgrounds with white writing.
- Prohibitory signs – Failure to obey these road signs is an offence in Singapore and can result in a fine. These signs include the no entry sign, no parking signs, height limit, speed limit and no entry signs. These signs are usually a red circle on a white background with writing or an image in the center.
- Warning signs – These are there for your safety and you should slow down and take care when you see a warning sign. These signs are usually a red triangle on a white background with an image in the middle. Warning signs include T Junction; road narrows to one side, speed bump ahead, road is slippery, caution children crossing etc.
- Regulatory signs – These signs regulate the movements of traffic and are recognizable as they are written instructions of different coloured backgrounds.
- Information signs – Provide useful information regarding bus terminals, taxi stands, parking ect.
- Directional signs – These are usually rectangular with a green background. Expressways often have a blue background while regular roads are just white writing.
For more information and images of road signs please visit http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/onemotoring/en/on_the_roads/traffic_management/traffic_signs.html