Friday, 2 May 2014

'Sign not in use': The top 10 most useless road signs . . .


'Sign not in use': The top 10 most useless road signs

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As the Government aims to cut back on pointless signage on the nation's highways, we take a look at some of the most bizarre signs out there

They've kept us entertained on many a long car journey - but now it looks like stupid roads signs will become a thing of the past.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called for regulations to be tightened in a bid to cut down on the pointless signs that clog up our highways.

There are now twice as many signs on our roads - 4.5 million – than there were 20 years ago and figures reveal there is now one sign to every seven cars.

Mr McLoughlin said: “Many of the signs that go up are simply not needed and it has got to stop.

"As well as spoiling otherwise beautiful areas of the country, pointless signs just confuse drivers and make the roads less safe.”

In the gallery above, we pick out some of the silly signs that are sure to have you driven to distraction...

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