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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bfivethousand » Tue Aug 06, 2019 01:27

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris5156 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 07:21

Bfivethousand wrote:
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For M1 South follow M1 South
Yeah, I mean... it’s not wrong, is it?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by c2R » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:47

Chris5156 wrote:
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Bfivethousand wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 01:27
For M1 South follow M1 South
Yeah, I mean... it’s not wrong, is it?
How have I not noticed that gem - I must have mentally had in my head that it read M1 North!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Johnathan404 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 14:40

Bfivethousand wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 01:27
For M1 South follow M1 South
Aside from the obvious problem, the following signs don't even say "M1(S)"!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by ellandback » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:58

Big L wrote:
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Do we think Shropshire are correct in signposting Speed Limit Ahead as a hazard?
"Speed limit ahead" implies that the road upon which the sign has been placed doesn't have a speed limit. Presumably it does, even if that limit is NSL.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by ellandback » Thu Aug 08, 2019 13:26

Where shall we start?

Can you have two opposite-pointing chevrons on the same direction sign? (Should this even be signed as an 'at junction direction' in the first place?)

Also, yellow background overload!

Also, let's scroll round a little bit - would this pair of B4100 direction signs be more usefully placed for traffic emerging from Chesterton Road if they were sited on the opposite side of the B4100? I'm going with yes, they would.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by A Challenge » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:18

Aren't you meant to, when giving the distance to a restriction on an ADS, measure it from the junction? Because this isn't what happens in Woking, it appears, for either the no entry (which was one way so you could go up it when this was taken anyway, due to roadworks), or the buses and cycles only. It's wrong further up too, and then the restriction at the junction is different, with an allowance for authorised vehicles and it only applies at certain times. Surely the restriction should be consistent?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Nathan_A_RF » Sun Aug 11, 2019 13:33

Where was the non-prescribed document for this prohibition then? (note use of tons instead of tonnes)

Or do you not need one since this sign has already been there for years?

Then further up is how not to deal with a junction.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by vlad » Sun Aug 11, 2019 20:57

I can give you one with opposite-pointing arrows (here).
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by PhilC » Tue Aug 13, 2019 09:28

There's a sign here warning of a humped pelican crossing. Look in the distance - there is a zebra crossing with no sign of any humps.

https://goo.gl/maps/A3mehLDgkVfP8s2r5

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Clygro » Wed Aug 14, 2019 03:48

PhilC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 09:28
There's a sign here warning of a humped pelican crossing. Look in the distance - there is a zebra crossing with no sign of any humps.

https://goo.gl/maps/A3mehLDgkVfP8s2r5
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:01

I wonder if the footway was a shared use facility (eg cycles can use it in the absence of proper engineering) before or after the sign was modified that way?

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:15

Al__S wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:01
I wonder if the footway was a shared use facility (eg cycles can use it in the absence of proper engineering) before or after the sign was modified that way?
It's a poor sign for the junction anyway. You're approaching a motorway-style two-bridge roundabout interchange, so the shape of the roundabout and the placement of the sliproads on the sign should show that.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by TS » Sun Aug 18, 2019 16:36

In Porthleven, they decided that the correct 'opposite' of the "Give way to oncoming vehicles" is just the same sign turned upside down!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by TS » Sun Aug 18, 2019 16:41

In Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, there is hardly any traffic and hardly any signs. But a few of their single-yellow-line restriction signs have the word "between" thrown in for no apparent reason. Some of them are standard, though.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Beardy5632 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 17:07

Going to the rugby yesterday I spotted this colour mix up.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Sun Aug 18, 2019 21:15

Beardy5632 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 17:07
Going to the rugby yesterday I spotted this colour mix up.
Now be fair, they've got the shapes right, it's very picky of you to expect perfection... :twisted: :roll:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by jervi » Sun Aug 18, 2019 22:46

Big L wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 20:55
Do we think Shropshire are correct in signposting Speed Limit Ahead as a hazard?
Not the only ones to use the "Reduce Speed Now" With speed limits. "Reduce Speed Now" must only be used with bends, junctions, crossroads and roundabouts ONLY.
https://www.google.com/maps/@50.9954637 ... 312!8i6656
Reported it to the local council, however they said they haven't got enough money to remove the signs...

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Nathan_A_RF » Mon Aug 19, 2019 02:15

You could easily fill 16 pages of botched signs on the A272, mainly direction signs varying between primary and non-primary status. I drove nearly the entire length of the road last week and I think West Sussex County council need a few more emails passed their way...

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