Road signs in Indonesia

Directional sign in Badung, Bali. All directional signs in Indonesia use green colour background. Notice the yield and stop signs.

Road signs in Indonesia are standardised road signs similar to those used in other nations but with certain distinctions. As a former Dutch colony, until the 1960s road signs in Indonesia closely followed Dutch rules on road signs. Nowadays Indonesian road sign design are a mix of both European and North American road sign features. According to the Ministerial Regulation No. 13/2014 about Traffic Signs,[1] the official typeface for road signs in Indonesia is Clearview. Indonesia formerly used FHWA Series fonts (Highway Gothic) as the designated typeface though the rules are not being implemented properly.

Indonesian road signs use Indonesian, the official and the national language of Indonesia. However, English is also used for important public places such as tourist attractions and airports. Bilingual signs can be found in tourist areas such as Bali.

Indonesia signed the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals but have yet to ratify the Convention.

Warning signs

Warning signs warn of possible dangers or unusual conditions ahead and alert motorists on the hazards to expect. Warning signs in Indonesia used to closely follow the MUTCD diamond-shaped with yellow background and black-and-yellow outline but recently they change it to full black outline.


Regulatory signs

Prohibitory signs

Prohibitory signs in Indonesia are circular and have a red border with diagonal bars except for stop, yield, and level crossing signs.

Mandatory signs

Mandatory signs in Indonesia follows the "Type A Mandatory Signs" as prescribed by the Vienna Convention, which is the European-style white-on-blue circular signs with addition of white border

Non-expressway signs

Expressway signs

Most of the signs in this section are custom-made by the tollroad operator and unavailable in the current regulations.

Information signs

Temporary signs

See also


  2. 1 2 4.2m height limit is a standard on toll plazas, bridges etc according to PP No. 44 Thn. 93 (the Indonesian Vehicles and Drivers regulation) paragraph 18 article 115 clause (1)b and/or PP No. 55 Thn 2012 (Vehicles Regulation 2012) Chp 3 Part 1 Paragraph 4 Article 54 Clause (1)c: "Height limit is 4.200 mm and never exceeds 1.7 times the vehicle's breadth."
  3. 1 2 3 4 Only found in the Jagorawi and the Jakarta-Serpong toll road
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