re hospital trusts

When a hospital trusts change their name I dont think people know this wastes money.

All the signs have to be changed and put up – this cost money and the tax payer pays for it. Also all the stationery etc has to be reprinted.

Why is this idea important?

When a hospital trusts change their name I dont think people know this wastes money.

All the signs have to be changed and put up – this cost money and the tax payer pays for it. Also all the stationery etc has to be reprinted.

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.

 

Put Traffic Lights on flashing amber at night

Between the hours of 7pm and 7am, traffic lights should be switched to a flashing amber condidtion. This means that if it is clear then you may proceed. This system operates and works perfectly well everywhere else in Europe.

 

Why is this idea important?

Between the hours of 7pm and 7am, traffic lights should be switched to a flashing amber condidtion. This means that if it is clear then you may proceed. This system operates and works perfectly well everywhere else in Europe.

 

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.

Allow metres rather than yards on distance signs

At present, the Weights and Measures Act requires local authorities and others to use yards rather than metres in signs measuring distance (although this is not often enforced against private companies, local authorities and government agencies tend to follow the legal requirement).

The relevant sections of the Act should be repealed to permit (not force) the use of metres instead of yards, where local authorities and others responsible for signage think it is appropriate. 

Why is this idea important?

At present, the Weights and Measures Act requires local authorities and others to use yards rather than metres in signs measuring distance (although this is not often enforced against private companies, local authorities and government agencies tend to follow the legal requirement).

The relevant sections of the Act should be repealed to permit (not force) the use of metres instead of yards, where local authorities and others responsible for signage think it is appropriate. 

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.

Placement of Speed Limit Signs

Speed limit signs are placed where it is easy to overlook them.

It is a habit for councils to place speed limit signs on junctions, such as the exit points of roundabouts, where a motorist's attention is being used to check the route for hazards , e.g. pedestrians, and other traffic so it is very easy to miss the speed limit signs. Unfortunately it  also seem to be the habit of mobile speed cameras to target motorists within the first few yards of speed limits.

A solution to this would be to place speed limit signs a minimum distance
from the junction, so for example on the exits to a roundabout place the
signs 50 yards/meters away from the exit point. The speed limit should also be painted on the road at the entrance to a speed limit zone. This would ensure motorists
would not be distracted by other events and would then proceed at the safe
speed for the conditions.

I note that our local authority does not like to place pedestrian crossing
close to a roundabout exit as they realise the dangers of having the
crossings too close to the roundabout when the motorist is multitasking.

Why is this idea important?

Speed limit signs are placed where it is easy to overlook them.

It is a habit for councils to place speed limit signs on junctions, such as the exit points of roundabouts, where a motorist's attention is being used to check the route for hazards , e.g. pedestrians, and other traffic so it is very easy to miss the speed limit signs. Unfortunately it  also seem to be the habit of mobile speed cameras to target motorists within the first few yards of speed limits.

A solution to this would be to place speed limit signs a minimum distance
from the junction, so for example on the exits to a roundabout place the
signs 50 yards/meters away from the exit point. The speed limit should also be painted on the road at the entrance to a speed limit zone. This would ensure motorists
would not be distracted by other events and would then proceed at the safe
speed for the conditions.

I note that our local authority does not like to place pedestrian crossing
close to a roundabout exit as they realise the dangers of having the
crossings too close to the roundabout when the motorist is multitasking.

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 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.