Stop Painting Roads

There are too many regulations governing the marking of roads.  Every different road use needs a different marking and each needs a sign to tell us what it means – and these markings and signs are too frequent, and cost a huge amount to implement.

 

Why is this idea important?

There are too many regulations governing the marking of roads.  Every different road use needs a different marking and each needs a sign to tell us what it means – and these markings and signs are too frequent, and cost a huge amount to implement.

 

Repeal the legislation that requires no-smoking signs to be displayed at entrance to all public venues

I agree with the law that bans smoking in public places. BUT  please repeal the law that requires a non-smoking sign to be displayed at the entrance to all public venues.

Why is this idea important?

I agree with the law that bans smoking in public places. BUT  please repeal the law that requires a non-smoking sign to be displayed at the entrance to all public venues.

Smoking Ban – signage requirements

Given the blanket smoking ban imposed by the last Government,  why are signs needed on every premises saying that smoking is banned. As long as the ban exists, it is obvious that smoking is not allowed inside the premises.

 

Before the ban, you did not see "No smoking" signs at entrances to churches, schools etc, it was obviousl to everyone that it was not allowed. It is just another example of the nanny state.

Why is this idea important?

Given the blanket smoking ban imposed by the last Government,  why are signs needed on every premises saying that smoking is banned. As long as the ban exists, it is obvious that smoking is not allowed inside the premises.

 

Before the ban, you did not see "No smoking" signs at entrances to churches, schools etc, it was obviousl to everyone that it was not allowed. It is just another example of the nanny state.

Rationalising Road and Street Signs, and Traffic Lights

Ove recent years, the number and size of road and street signs has mushroomed to the point where we are now presented with a visual blitz of messages all competing for our attention.

Most of them are there for ostensibly safety reasons, but the sheer number means that the really important messages get lost in a visual mess of competing signs.

This mess of signage also greatly degrades the appearnce of many of our towns.

We need to revise whatever regulations or standards govern the placement of signs, and start to eliminate those signs which add little value, leaving only that that are vital for safety or direction-giving.

For example, at a large roundabout near me, at the junction of the A10 and the A14, for each stram of traffic joining the roundabout there are an amazing SIX sets of IDENTICAL lights – two sets on different levels on eacvh of three poles; one on each side of the road, and one on the roundabout! A single set on the roundabout is quite sufficient.

Why is this idea important?

Ove recent years, the number and size of road and street signs has mushroomed to the point where we are now presented with a visual blitz of messages all competing for our attention.

Most of them are there for ostensibly safety reasons, but the sheer number means that the really important messages get lost in a visual mess of competing signs.

This mess of signage also greatly degrades the appearnce of many of our towns.

We need to revise whatever regulations or standards govern the placement of signs, and start to eliminate those signs which add little value, leaving only that that are vital for safety or direction-giving.

For example, at a large roundabout near me, at the junction of the A10 and the A14, for each stram of traffic joining the roundabout there are an amazing SIX sets of IDENTICAL lights – two sets on different levels on eacvh of three poles; one on each side of the road, and one on the roundabout! A single set on the roundabout is quite sufficient.

Smoking Signage – unnecessary

Why? We all know its illegal to smoke inside a commercial premises or an office block. So why the rules for signage?

There are far too many rules relating to signs and notices that are not read and blight the high street. Start improving the commercial and regulatory environment by removing the need for this one in places where it is not necessary.

Why is this idea important?

Why? We all know its illegal to smoke inside a commercial premises or an office block. So why the rules for signage?

There are far too many rules relating to signs and notices that are not read and blight the high street. Start improving the commercial and regulatory environment by removing the need for this one in places where it is not necessary.

Remove Road Clutter

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.

Why is this idea important?

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.

Remove all the 32 people killed in 3 years type roadsigns

Putting such specific information on a roadsign is unnecessary and it must be remembered that those were real people and the relatives of those people may not necessarily wish to be reminded every single day of their loss. If you wish to remind people that a road is dangerous the current road signs using symbols are adequate. To the people who have not lost someone these signs soon become background very quickly hence are useless, and a grss waste of money. I would like to know how much has been spent on these in the last 5 years.

Why is this idea important?

Putting such specific information on a roadsign is unnecessary and it must be remembered that those were real people and the relatives of those people may not necessarily wish to be reminded every single day of their loss. If you wish to remind people that a road is dangerous the current road signs using symbols are adequate. To the people who have not lost someone these signs soon become background very quickly hence are useless, and a grss waste of money. I would like to know how much has been spent on these in the last 5 years.