‘Broken and confusing’ road signs compromising safety

13.16 | 24 February 2020 |

Campaigners have warned Highways England that the poor condition and upkeep of road signs is compromising safety.

To mark the launch of the Sort My Sign campaign, Transport Focus is challenging the Government agency to sort broken or inaccurate signs – to make journeys ‘easier and safer’.

The independent watchdog is calling on road users to report poor signs on the 4,300 miles of motorways and major ‘A’ roads managed by Highways England.

These examples will be used to build up a map of signage issues across England and press for improvements.

Transport Focus hopes that increasing the usefulness and effectiveness of road signs, will enable road users to make informed decisions in plenty of time, thereby improving safety and reducing stress.

Anthony Smith, chief executive of Transport Focus, said: “We want to hear from road users about signs and information that aren’t up to scratch. We’ll use what you say to press Highways England to make journeys easier and safer.

“There is nothing more frustrating than missing your turnoff because the sign was hidden behind a tree or missing crucial information.

“While we have some of the safest roads there are still broken or inaccurate signs reported by road users. If it’s not clear, it’s not safe.”



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