Road signs in Brunei

Road signs in Brunei closely follow those laid down in the traffic sign regulations used in Singapore and the United Kingdom, although a number of changes over the years have introduced some slight deviations that suit local road conditions (such as fonts).

Similar to Malaysia, Brunei traffic signs use Malay, the official and national language in the country. Both Jawi and Latin script used. However, English is also used for important public places such as tourist attractions, airports and immigration checkpoints.

Brunei has recently used Myriad for their road signs since 2011.

Warning signs

Warning signs warn of possible dangers or unusual conditions ahead and alert motorists on the hazards to expect. They are usually shaped as triangles with a red border.

Regulatory signs

Regulatory signs either give positive instructions, i.e. Mandatory signs, or indicate a prohibition, i.e. Prohibitionary signs. Many regulatory signs are accompanied by supplementary plates that provides interdependent exceptions to the rule, or indicates additional instruction or information to facilitate understanding of the rule implemented.

Priority signs

The octagonal red STOP sign, the triangular GIVE WAY sign and the various mandatory STOP signs

Prohibitionary signs

Prohibitory signs, which generally tell drivers what they must not do, are mostly circular and have a red border. The red ring indicates the prohibition; diagonal bars are used only on signs which prohibit a specific manoeuvre, i.e. banned left or right turns and U-turns, or a certain class of vehicle, i.e. lorries.

Mandatory signs

Mandatory signs are generally circular with a white border and symbol on a blue background. They usually indicate something all drivers must do (e.g. keep left) or a facility available to certain classes of traffic (e.g. pedal cycles only).

Information signs

Information signs are signs that may be mounted to indicate a certain condition or nature of the road ahead that motorists need to take note. They are independent of existing mandatory and prohibitive signs. Such signs are usually white or blue and rectangular in shape.

Sign vocabulary

Most road signs in Brunei use Malay (or Bahasa Melayu); the official and national language of that country, similar to Malaysia. However, English is still used for important directional signs such as CIQ checkpoints, airports and tourist attractions. Below are the translations for the road signs.

Example: ARAH UTARA = North Bound

See also

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