Sort My Sign: Transport watchdog launches campaign for better road signs

A transportation watchdog is contacting for greater road signage, encouraging drivers to report poor signage in their area.

Transport Emphasis has released a new marketing campaign identified as Form My Indicator which will see motorists complaining to Highways England about faulty, weakened or obstructed road indications on four,three hundred miles of motorways and major A roads.

• Motorway indications really should be redesigned

The purpose of the marketing campaign is to raise the efficiency of road indications, which includes electronic indications, aiding road users make extra informed decisions, bettering protection and minimizing the tension of driving.

Transport Emphasis would like to see Highways England fixing inaccurate road indications, supplying greater info during delays and reviewing present benchmarks for road indications.

Anthony Smith, main government of the Transport Emphasis, said: “We want to hear from road users about indications and info that are not up to scratch. We’ll use what you say to push Highways England to make journeys less difficult and safer.

“There is nothing extra aggravating than lacking your turnoff because the sign was concealed powering a tree or lacking important info.

“While we have some of the most secure roads, there are nevertheless far too lots of indications which are broken, puzzling or out of day. If it is not clear, it is not secure.”

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis commented: “While it may possibly be Britain’s ongoing issue with potholes that draws in most of the headlines, sadly they are not the only issue with our roads.

“RAC data shows that among the drivers who assume the issue of the roads has worsened in the previous 12 months, about 1 in 5 say it is basically poor signage visibility that is the issue, with a similar proportion complaining about a lack of foliage administration.

“We warmly welcome the Form My Indicator initiative that enables motorists to rapidly and easily report difficulties they location and ideally get a little something performed about them.”

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