Thousands of pointless road signs are set to be axed from the roadside, after a new Department for Transport (DD report found most are “entirely superfluous”.
In 2015, the DfT launched a new Road Signs Task Force to investigate the rise in road traffic signs. The UK currently has around 4.3 million signs, with many installed under the “totally fallacious” belief that they reduce accidents, the report said. According to The Times, which obtained the report under the Freedom of Information Act, the task force now recommends entire categories of signs be scrapped. Likely signs for the chop include traffic light, roundabout and junction warning signs, as well as ‘end of motorway regulations’ notices.
Original article: Auto Express
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