The Transportation Ministry will soon put up new traffic
signs on the country's roads. The new signs are supposed to
be simpler and clearer then the existing ones. In addition,
changes in a number of long-standing traffic signs will also
The new signs and arrows conform to the Vienna Pact for
internationally recognized traffic signs which was adopted by
all European and Asiatic countries.
Each type of sign will be uniform in color, in order to make
it easier for drivers to identify them and to beware of
expected hazards on the road.
Special emphasis will be placed on the revamping of warning
signs, those that consist of white triangles surrounded by
red borders. Among other things, such signs warn against work
taking place on the road and hazards such as falling stones,
fire or crossing agricultural equipment.
Orange signs and arrows will indicate road works; signs with
a yellow background will be for public transportation only.
Yellow arrows on the roads will also be earmarked for public
Brown signs will highlight tourist spots. Due to approach of
the year 2000, there will be signs with information of
special interest to pilgrims.
The Transportation Ministry, in conjunction with the National
Authority for Road Safety, is currently developing additional
traffic signs in order to answer the country's developing
transportation needs. Traffic signs have not been revised
since 1970, while transportation needs have changed
significantly since then.