Road signs in South Korea

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Road signs in South Korea are regulated by the Korean Road Traffic Authority (Korean: 도로교통안전공단).

Road signs in South Korea closely followed Japanese and European rules on road signs until 1970s.

South Korea signed the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals on December 29, 1969, but has yet to ratify the Convention.[1]

Warning signs[change | change source]

Warning signs are triangular with yellow backgrounds, red borders and black pictograms.

Prohibition signs[change | change source]

Prohibition signs are round with white backgrounds, red borders and black pictograms.

Mandatory instruction signs[change | change source]

Mandatory instruction signs are round with blue backgrounds and white pictograms.

Supplementary signs[change | change source]

Supplementary signs are rectangular with white backgrounds and black text. Most of signs are only written in Korean.

Direction and distance signs[change | change source]

Direction and distance signs are rectangular with dark green backgrounds and white text. In urban areas, direction signs have dark blue backgrounds. The signs are normally written in Korean and English. In March 2010, Korea Expressway Corporation introduced a new type of direction sign for expressways.[2] Currently, Korea Expressway Corporation changes old direction signs to new ones on their expressways. This new type of direction sign is exit guide based sign and its typeface has changed from Sandol Doropyojipanche (Sandol traffic sign typeface, which can be seen on the distance sign and direction sign below) to Hangilche (Hangil typeface). It also includes motorways.

Other signs[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "United Nations Treaty Collection". Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  2. "건교투데이::건설교통전문 리얼타임 뉴스". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-11-28.

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