Too busy reading signs to notice signpost
PUBLISHED: 11:04 13 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:59 24 May 2010
I AM increasingly concerned at the proliferation of road signs. I guess that highway authorities fear litigation if someone should injure themselves on some feature that had no advanced warning
I AM increasingly concerned at the proliferation of road signs. I guess that highway authorities fear litigation if someone should injure themselves on some feature that had no advanced warning. A recent example is the new pedestrian crossing near to the Walnut Tree public house at the Broadway, Weston. Signs give warning from either direction: 'new pedestrian crossing ahead'. At the same location is a sign warning of 'new road surface for 450 metres' Why? Among all these new signs is a direction board that has been half flattened and twisted by some motorist who evidently failed to notice the mini-roundabout sign or was too busy reading the signs to notice the signpost!A further waste and blight on the landscape is the illuminating speed signs as traffic approaches the roundabout on Somerset Avenue. If a driver is so bad that he cannot safely negotiate a roundabout without a flashing sign telling him to reduce speed, I doubt they will even notice the sign, let alone comply with it? So come on, Weston, let's do something to improve the environment and rid ourselves of these monuments to bureaucracy.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED
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