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Proposal to reduce number of road signs

7 May 2014

Story from FleetNews.

New plans to allow local councils in Great Britain the freedom to cut the number of road markings and signs have been announced by Roads Minister Robert Goodwill.

The changes are included in a new consultation, which also contains proposals for clearer road markings and new low-level signals for cyclists which aim to improve road safety.

The proposals will reduce the number of signs that the Department for Transport (DfT) will need to authorise and streamline the approval process for councils, cutting regulation.

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said: “The number of signs has soared from 2 million in 1993 to over 4.6 million today. This is causing unnecessary clutter in our towns and cities.

“The proposed changes will mean greater flexibility for councils to cut the number of signs, whilst ensuring consistency and making sure our roads are even safer for cyclists and motorists.”


 

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