'Baffling' road signs face the axe

Nic Cackett

Confusing road signs could be scrapped under a government review which hopes to make their sometimes baffling symbols easier to understand.

While some signs (such as no entry or no U-turn) have become ubiquitous, others are considered to be so rarely used or badly conceived that their message is impossible to decipher without referring to a copy of the Highway Code.