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Gloucestershire road sign aims to stop lorries becoming trapped

7th January 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Gloucestershire resident has a designed a new warning sign in a bid to stop lorries from becoming trapped in narrow lanes.

Speaking to the Gloucestershire Echo, David Kennison from the area claimed that the motorists are too dependent on satellite navigation devices to reach their destination.

Therefore, to try to tackle the issue, he designed a warning sign, advising drivers to turn off the systems and use traditional maps instead,

"There are plenty of tight lanes with signs at the bottom saying no vehicles over 7.5 tonnes in weight or that there is a steep gradient. But signs often get ignored by lorry drivers who just blindly follow their sat-navs," Mr Kennison told the news provider.

His remarks follow proposals from transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, who wants unnecessary road signs across the UK to be scrapped as part of new plans.

The government is looking at new guidance for local councils as it aims to reduce the number of notices and improve the appearance of roads.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801517366-ADNFCR


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