New Approaches to Rural Roads
LARSOA reports on new approach to safety on rural roads was launched last week by Norfolk County Council at the start of a three-year £1.5m national demonstration project.
Measures to be trialled in an area of north-east Norfolk include:
- A new green de-restriction sign to warn drivers they are entering the minor road network
- Half-metre run-off strips at key points on fast ‘A’ roads
- Chasing chevrons on tight bends
- The removal or guarding of some trees and clearance of undergrowth
- Cutting sign clutter and enhancing the village environment
- Short, sharp village speed campaigns
- Targeting of motorcyclists, young and older drivers.
Three other counties - Devon, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire - have also been selected for the government funded demonstration project.
The project encourages the councils to explore innovative ways of improving safety on all types of country road - from fast and busy A and B roads to quiet lanes and byways.
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