Saves money, improves aesthetics, prevents distraction of drivers, improves safety, reduces fuel efficiency and therefore good for environment. Restores responsibility and sanity in pedestrians. Educational – stop, look, listen.
There has been a significant increase in road clutter in the form of signs, pedestrain crossings, lollypop ladies, speed humps, speed cameras, speed restrictions and worst of all, the dreaded thing that blocks half the road for traffic entering a village so they have to stop and give way to those exiting the village.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with the principal speed limits and traffic crossings on busy roads but what on earth happened to:
stop, look, listen and good old 60,40,30,20 mph zones
I dread to think how much public money is wasted on this road clutter. I believe there have been a few pilot tests in some parts of the country where all road clutter has been removed and it has resulted in an all round safer environment.