Saturday 8 January 2011

Signs of the times

Confusing road signs blamed for accidents and unfair parking fines are to be scrapped.

Yes, inanimate objects have once again been causing widespread difficulties for many drivers.

At one junction near Oldham, motorists are told not to turn left, not to turn right, to give way and to keep to the 40mph speed limit – all at the same time.

Which when you’re sending a text message can be very confusing...

Here in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, London’s Greenest council has been moving in the opposite direction, enhancing the environment for pedestrians and cyclists with these exciting new signs on High Road Leytonstone and the Argall Way ‘shared use’ cycle path.

In the case of this last sign, we must hope there is not a repeat of a previous local incident involving a black, rigid obstacle in the centre of the cycle track.