‘Sort My Sign’ campaign launched

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Published on 25 February 2020 by Mike Waters

A campaign to help deal with damaged, confusing or obscured road signs has been launched by the independent watchdog Transport Focus.

Inadequate or unhelpful road signs are a frequent problem throughout the 4,300 miles of A-roads and motorways that are under the management of Highways England, and the results can range from causing confusion to actual danger.

The ‘Sort My Sign’ campaign encourages road users to let Transport Focus know about problematic signs on their website here. The watchdog will then send the report to Highways England to push for both a fix for the immediate problem and policy changes to help prevent the issue and others like it from happening again in future.

Commenting, Transport Focus Chief Executive Anthony Smith said: “There is nothing more frustrating than missing your turnoff because the sign was hidden behind a tree or missing crucial information. While we have some of the safest roads, there are still too many signs which are broken, confusing or out of date. If it’s not clear, it’s not safe.”

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