Minister unveils road-signs review

Road users have been urged to have their say on how our streets should look in the future in the biggest review of British road signs for 40 years.

Transport minister Rosie Winterton called on motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, highway authorities and road organisations to help ensure traffic signs keep pace with the latest technology, help to cut congestion and emissions, and keep traffic moving safely and efficiently without cluttering our streets.

The review aims to look at using the latest traffic sign technologies to improve traffic flow, make sure out-of-date signs are removed, provide better road information, and improve road users' understanding of traffic signs and signals.

The minister said: "Road conditions have changed dramatically over the years - and road signs need to keep pace with that change to provide the best information possible to all road users.

"It is vital we help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians understand how to use our roads - improving road safety and helping reduce congestion and CO2 - without cluttering our streets with unnecessary signs."

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