Let the train take the strain

According to the Daily Mail new road matrix signs encouraging drivers to leave motorways or even take the train instead are being considered, transport ministers have told MPs. Road safety minister Mike Penning said the new signs would be ‘a complete break’ with what had gone before and were likely to be opposed by some. Local transport minister Norman Baker said the new approach would be ‘cross-modal’.

The two ministers were appearing before the House of Commons Transport Committee.

Mr Penning said, ‘We are looking at ways of providing better information via matrix signs.’

He added that signs could, in the future, tell people to take a different route to their planned motorway journey.

The signs could also, for example, tell drivers of the attraction of coming off the motorway and journey to a nearby rail station where they could park and take the train


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One Response to Let the train take the strain

  1. Safety Signs says:

    Incredibaly well written article about road safety sign. I appreciate your writing skill, you have done a good work.

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