Confusing road signs on the way out

Jon Reay

We've all seen them: road signs that just don't make any sense. Whether it's warning of a curve to the right when the road actually goes left, or 'temporary' yellow signs that speak of a 'new road layout' that's been there since the Romans invaded, it's understandable that many Brits have had enough.

Evidently so has the government, with the transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin promising the wage war both on signs that don't add up, and the over-sign-posted culture that's seen bits of the countryside inundated with the reflective bits of metal.