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Traffic signs for road works that just casually get left behind really get up my nose. What’s the point in leaving them up there once the work on the road has been completed? Why can they not remove them, especially the speed restriction signs? It’s more than just misleading, it can be potentially dangerous!
contribute to accidents on the road...
By not removing these signs they bring the whole road repair system into disrepute. With all this surplus “street furniture” lying around, I am willing to bet that they can and often do contribute to accidents on the road, especially with these recent high winds.
Think back for a moment, have you ever been driving along the road and had to move out to the middle of the road to dodge a sign which has fallen over onto the carriage way? Or how about when driving along a motorway - you come to a whole load of speed restriction signs, but fail to see the actual road works?
If they cannot be bothered remove the road signs straight away, what's wrong with just covering the restriction signs up, or even laying them flat on the ground so the don’t get blown around? Traffic cones for example are usually moved off the road, so why on earth can’t they just remove all the road signs at the same time?
On the Continent the signs disappear almost immediately once road repairs have been completed. Either that or they are at the very least covered up even at weekends when the work is suspended and then uncovered again on the Monday morning.
I think it is all down to laziness, crass ignorance and thoughtlessness to the other road users. My job’s done mate, I’m off home!
By: Bike Rider