‘Obliterating pointless road signs’
DfT has made the next step towards ‘obliterating pointless road signs’. A taskforce overseen by Sir Alan Duncan MP has been assigned to tackle the overuse of traffic signs. Research carried out by the Department showed the number of traffic signs has doubled in the last 20 years. Sir Alan Duncan MP’s taskforce will make practical suggestions and ask whether some signs can be removed altogether. It will also look at what can be done to change the culture within local authorities to reduce signing and consider the factors that lead to sign clutter. The taskforce is to begin work soon and present its recommendations to government by December 2015. The consultation will close on 6 October 2015 and DfT will respond in due course.