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Should all drivers be able to read English?

England is a multicultural country and all that diversity is good for our economy. We have a thriving tourist industry, too, with over 37 million visitors in 2016. There’s a hidden problem, though: literacy in written English Up to one

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Warning: Garden parasol thieves operating

You’ll never look at a road works sign the same again. Check out our comprehensive article on the rules around road works.

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What is sign clutter and how does it get reduced?

Sign clutter is when there are more traffic signs, road markings and traffic signals than are necessary to convey enough information to allow a road user to drive safely. Over time, signs can be added without consideration to existing signs,

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Caution: Giant candyfloss spilled on road

What else does it look like that someone has spilled on the road? This sign is to warn that road workers are about. It’s from Australia, so our ones are slightly different: our heads are joined to our necks and we

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Different types of speed limit signs in the UK

There are nine different types of speed limit signs you’ll see on the UK’s roads, excluding historic and special signs. Some of them are prescriptive (i.e. must be obeyed), while some are suggested speeds. This gantry sits over a dual

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Warning: Bowler hats compulsory

This New Zealand sign to indicate a hump in the road is the same as this one in the UK: If you are approaching one of these signs you will need to check your speed and slow down if necessary.

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Boxes stacked on dumbbells are unstable

This sign looks like someone’s knocked over a box that was sitting on a dumbbell, but it’s to indicate that lorries (or other vehicles with a high centre of gravity) are at risk of tipping over around the next right-hand bend.

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