Traffic signs in the Philippines

Traffic signs in the Philippines

Traffic in the Philippines has been in record-high for some time already. Large volume of vehicles plying main thoroughfares, add in the undisciplined drivers, road accidents and road constructions add up to one of the world’s worst traffic problems. It is so bad that it is even rated by waze, a GPS-based navigation application, as the world’s worst traffic in its global traffic evaluation. The city of Manila ranked ninth in the world’s worst drives.

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From time to time, we need a detour, and Metro Manila implements traffic detours specially on special occasions when they expect traffic to be at snail’s pace. But the problem is that there are no enough traffic signs along the route to guide motorists to their destinations. There are times when GPS map applications are inaccurate and you can only count on these signs.

It is also a problem when you go out of town. I personally experienced getting lost and going in circle in a very rural area because directional signs are not posted along the route. What would have been a nice two-hour ride turned into a maze-like race as I need to go back home before dinner.

Importance of Road signs


Signs along the road are very essential in our daily lives. It helps us navigate on the road, prevents accidents and guides you through your driving. It tells us how fast can we drive, where to turn or not, if we can pass the road or not, and so many other different ways. We often neglect those signs but they are very important specially for new drivers and tourists. They were created to help us stay safe while on the road. Directional signs indicate where to go. It gives specific information to drivers, usually the speed limit or hazard signs. Last 2015, Metro Manila alone recorded almost 96,000 road accidents with 519 dead. Imagine if there are no road signs.

It is also an effective traffic management tool. It is placed conspicuously so as to prevent confusion. It is an early warning or information sign for drivers. A driver who is aware of what lies ahead on the road is more likely not to meet any accidents along the way. If they are followed properly, it will keep the traffic flowing. It tells you what you should do, saving you time and fuel.

Imagine if you are driving at 100 Kilometers Per Hour in a road, then there is a sudden blind curve. Or driving in a landslide prone are. Who can imagine what kind of accidents can happen there! Or can you image driving in the expressway and there are no gantry signs indicating what exit is it already. You might end up driving through the whole stretch of the expressway if you don’t remember the exit you’re supposed to exit. Or driving at your top speed then suddenly you crash through a road construction project because there were no early warning signs posted. It can save your money, property and more importantly, you and your loved ones.

Gantry signs

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A gantry sign is a traffic sign assembly where the signs are placed in an overhead position. It is specifically designed for roads with high volume of traffic or roads that has several lanes because some drivers may not be able to see road side traffic signs. It can be supported by cantilever or one sided, either on the right, left or center. It can also be bridge with two poles on the side.

Safety signs


Safety signs are signs that give warning or information about a potential hazard. It is important that it is readable to up to certain distance to forewarn people from impending danger. And for it to be efficient in providing early warning to the people, it must pass strict standards that are set so that it can effectively communicate. It has to be able to inform the reader that there is a possible hazard if the warning is not heeded. If properly manufactured and placed, it will minimize the risks of accidents that can happen in your workplace.

World class signs made in the Philippines


We at M&G global ads make world class, top-quality signs. We cater different kinds of signs. Be it road signs, gantry signs, safety signs or any kind of sign that you can think of, you can entrust it to us. M&G global ads is the number one signage maker in the Philippines, with top companies and government agencies entrusting their signage needs to our family. We make sure that you get what you paid for, and more! As road users as well, we value the importance of road signage. Our signs comply with the Vienna convention on road signs and signal, a multilateral international treaty that is designed to increase road safety by standardizing the signing system for roads. Philippines is one of the countries that signed and ratified the treaty. We also ensure that we pass Occupational Safety and Health standards set by the government to ensure the safety of your people.

How to avail of top quality road signs in the Philippines?


You can immediately contact us should your need for signs arise. We make top quality and world class warning signs so that safety risks in your workplace will be lessened or eliminated. We follow strict guidelines so that the sign will be very visible and will be able to inform people that safety hazards are nearby. With our knowledgeable workforce who knows the proper combination of shapes, colors and materials for specific traffic warning signs, we can ensure that we will deliver high quality signages. Our guidelines also pass strict control compliance procedures to ensure durability of the materials that will be used. So what are you waiting for? You may contact us and we will deliver what you need. Because at M&G, we value you and the safety of your loved ones. Trust only M&G global ads, the number one signage maker in the Philippines.

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