The International Road Signs Quiz

Have you ever looked at road signs from around the world? If you have, did you notice anything?

Don’t many of them look similar?

Perhaps you feel like you would know:

  • What a Brazilian parking sign looks like?
  • What signs you’re allowed to ride past on a Class 1 moped in Sweden?
  • Which sign warns you of a railway crossing with a barrier – and which sign warns you of one without one?

Want to put your knowledge of road signs to the test?

 

Then, the International Road Signs Quiz is for you.

This quiz contains road signs from countries like:

– The United Kingdom

– Poland

– The United States

– Turkey

– Australia

– Japan

 

How many will you get right?

Results

#1. (Thailand) Select the sign that means that both parking AND stopping are prohibited

Sign 1 means that both stopping and parking are prohibited.

#2. (Sweden) What does this sign mean?

This sign means that the road you’re traveling on is a “priority road.” Any road user that wants to join this road from, e.g., a driveway, a parking lot, or a smaller road, must give way to you.

This rule applies until the next intersection (unless there’s another priority road sign).

#3. (United Kingdom) This sign indicates a steep 10% gradient. Is this gradient upwards or downwards?

This sign indicates a steep hill downwards. 

HINT: Remember that the gradient is always shown from left to right. In other words, if the gradient on the sign is a lot higher on the left than it is on the right, the hill goes downwards.

#4. (Sweden) You're riding a Class 2 moped. Select the sign that you're allowed to ride past.

A: Prohibits Class 2 mopeds – you’re not allowed to ride past this sign if you’re riding a Class 2 moped.

B: Prohibits motorcycles and Class 1 mopeds, but NOT Class 2 mopeds – you may ride past this sign.

C: Prohibits all motor vehicles, except Class 2 mopeds – you may ride past this sign.

D: Primarily prohibits bicycles, as well as Class 2 mopeds – you’re not allowed to ride past this sign.

#5. (United Kingdom) Click on the traffic warden who gives the signal for "traffic approaching from behind must stop"

Traffic warden A gives the sign that all traffic approaching from behind must stop.

 

Traffic warden B gives the sign that all traffic approaching from the front must stop.

 

Traffic warden C gives the sign that all traffic from behind AND the front must stop

#6. (Poland) What does this sign alert you to?

This sign alerts you to a railroad crossing with a barrier.

HINT: If you can see an image of a barrier on the sign, the railroad crossing will have barriers.

#7. (France) You're approaching a narrowing road with this road sign ahead. If another oncoming vehicle approaches, who must give way?

This road sign indicates that oncoming vehicles must yield to you. 

#8. (Serbia) Which sign prohibits mopeds?

The sign for Option A is the sign that prohibits mopeds. Option B prohibits motorcycles.

#9. (Sweden) What's the maximum speed limit in a built-up area with this sign?

Even though the sign says “30 km/h,” it’s only advisory. The maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (since you’re in a built-up area).

#10. (Japan) What does this sign mean?

This sign means that the minimum speed limit is 50 kilometers per hour (indicated by the line under the number “50”).

In other words, you must ride at a speed of at least 50 km/h.

Remember that Japan uses the metric system – all speed limits (minimum or maximum) are indicated in kilometers.

#11. (United States) What does this sign mean?

This sign tells you that you may park during the hours on the sign – which in this case is between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

 

#12. (Argentina) What does this sign mean?

This is an Argentinian yield sign. “Ceda el paso” translates to “give way.”

#13. (Brazil) What does this sign warn you of?

This sign warns you of a movable bridge.

#14. (Australia) What kind of transport does this sign warn you of

This sign warns you of trams – a common sight in a city like Melbourne. Be aware that trams can swerve or steer to avoid you.

#15. (Philippines) Does this sign prohibit vehicles with a width or height greater than 3.5m?

This sign prohibits vehicles with a greater height than 3.5m.

Pay attention to where the arrows are placed.

Finish