West Belfast to introduce bilingual road signs

Bilingual traffic signs are to be introduced in West Belfast as part of a pilot scheme that could see the roll-out of similar signage across the North. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd confirmed his Department’s commitment to the Irish language following a meeting with Irish language business development agency Forbairt Feirste today, says Belfast Media. The […]

Simpler road signs to protect small animals and boost safety

Hedgehogs and other small animals will be better protected on English roads under rule changes announced last month to make it easier for local authorities to put up wildlife warning signs. The current hedgehog sign will be updated following feedback from the sector to make it clearer for drivers. Alongside this, rules around the small […]

Messagemaker Displays launches new high-speed sign range

Messagemaker Displays is launching a new range of high-speed LED signage including Advanced Motorway Indicator (AMI) Screens and MS1 and MS4 Variable Message Signs (VMS) for both gantry and central reservation applications. Along with the company’s lane control signage, the new range will be showcased and officially launched to the market at this year’s Highways […]

Warning of signs “hiding in the undergrowth”

A motoring assistance company is calling on highways authorities and landowners to tackle what it calls the recurring menace of road signs obscured by foliage. GEM Motoring Assist says obscured road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous.. The Highways Act 1980 (Section 154) says landowners […]

Portsmouth signs the way

New signs on pavements will be popping up across Portsmouth from this week, showing people the easiest walking route to key destinations. The green signs will be in the same style as existing signs that show where a pavement is shared use, for walking and cycling. They will be placed on several public Rights of […]

Drivers “don’t understand LTN signage”

A new survey suggests that half of drivers do not understand the “no motor vehicles” signs used around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, with nearly three-in-ten wrongly thinking it means “cars and motorcycles only”. A YouGov survey of more than 2,000 motorists carried out this month suggests that 10% of drivers said the sign did not represent […]

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