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Road Signs and Markings

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on highway signage on local authority-controlled roads. (158105)

The Department for Transport prescribes those signs that may be erected on any road by means of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, the latest version of which was published in 2002.

The Department has also published guidance on the correct use of traffic signs, including road markings, in the various chapters of the Traffic Signs Manual and in Local Transport Note 1/94 "The Design and Use of Directional Informatory Signs".

The "Manual for Streets" published by the Department for Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2007 gives further advice on the appropriate and sensitive use of traffic signs for residential streets.