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. (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).

#2. (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.

#3. (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. 

#4. (Australia) What does this sign warn you of?

This sign warns you of loose stone chippings on the road. 

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

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

#6. (Sweden) You're riding a Class 1 moped towards a street with this sign on it. Are you allowed to continue any further?

In this situation, you may continue ahead – this sign only applies to Class 2 mopeds (that are, among other things, restricted to a top speed of 25 km/h).

However, since you’re riding a Class 1 moped, this doesn’t apply to you unless otherwise stated.

#7. (United Kingdom) Click on the sign that warns of a railway crossing WITHOUT barriers up ahead.

Signs that warn of a railway crossing without barriers will display an image of a railway locomotive on them.

HINT: If the railway crossing has barriers, you’ll see the sign listed as Option B for this quiz.

#8. (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.

#9. (Serbia) Which sign prohibits mopeds?

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

#10. (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

#11. (Serbia) What does this sign mean?

This sign means “pedestrian zone.”

 

#12. (Japan) What are you not allowed to do on a road with this sign?

This sign prohibits you from overtaking other vehicles.

#13. (India) What are you not allowed to use, according to this sign?

This sign tells you that using your horn is prohibited.

#14. (South Africa) What does this sign warn you of?

This sign warns you of an unpaved road surface ahead. 

#15. (Sweden) You're riding a Class 1 moped towards a street with this sign on it. Are you allowed to continue any further?

Even though this sign prohibits motorcycles, this sign also applies to Class 1 mopeds.

 

This sign does NOT apply for Class 2 mopeds or bicycles, however.

#16. (Universal) You're approaching an intersection with a Stop sign. However, if the intersection is completely free from traffic - are you allowed to proceed WITHOUT coming to a complete stop?

Even if the road is completely free from traffic, you must always come to a complete stop at a stop sign. 

#17. (South Africa) What does this sign warn you of?

This sign warns you of a railway crossing without barriers.

#18. (Malaysia) What can you expect to reach if you ride past this sign?

If you ride past this sign, you’ll have to go back the same way you came – this sign indicates a dead-end street.

#19. (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).

#20. (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.

 

#21. (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.

#22. (United Kingdom) What does this sign indicate?

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

This sign warns you of a movable bridge.

#24. (Brazil) What does this sign mean?

This sign indicates a parking spot. 

The “E” is short for “estacionamento,” which is Portuguese for “parking.”

#25. (The Netherlands) What does this sign warn you of?

This sign warns of a steep uphill ascent.

 

REMEMBER: The incline or decline is shown from left to right – if the include is higher on the right side of the sign, it indicates an ascent.

#26. (United Kingdom) This road indicates a slippery road ahead. Can you ignore this sign in the summertime?

It would be best if you always took note of this warning, even during the summer. 

On a hot summer day, the asphalt can get soft, which causes a loss of traction.

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

This sign alerts you to a yield sign ahead – you DON’T have to give way when you arrive at this sign, though.

#28. (Greece) Why must you avoid riding past this sign?

If you ride past this sign, you’ll arrive at a quayside or riverbank, where you’ll most certainly fall into the water.

 

#29. (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.

#30. (Turkey) What must you be weary of if you see this sign?

This sign means the end of a priority road. After you’ve passed this sign, you might have to give way to other road users when you’re approaching an intersection.

#31. (United Kingdom) What kind of crosswalk does this sign alert you about?

This sign alerts you about a zebra crossing ahead – i.e. a crosswalk without a button-operated traffic light.

#32. (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.

#33. (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.

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

Sign 1 means that both stopping and parking are prohibited.

#35. (Finland) What does this sign prohibit?

This sign means that vehicles with an axle weight of more than 8 tonnes are prohibited.

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