Road signs: help or hindrance?

The government wants councils to 'de-clutter'. Are road signs a help or a hindrance?

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Road signs taken down as 'clutter'

The Department for Transport has said "less is more" when it come to road signs and that they should only be put up when they are really needed. Thousands of signs are now being taken down across the country

Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport Norman Baker explains why our roads need to be de-cluttered.

Road signs: help or hindrance?

The government has issued guidelines advising councils to try and remove "unnecessary clutter" in cities and rural areas. The Department for Transport has said "less is more" when it come to road signs and that they should only be put up when they are really needed.

Help or hindrance? Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Do you like seeing lots of road signs telling you what to do or do you think they are confusing for road users? Is it right for the government to say they should be used sparingly?

Send us your pictures of interesting signs to angliaonline@itv.com and they may appear on ITV Anglia tonight at 6pm!

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