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Road management / Maintenance, England

Baker rejects relaxing traffic sign lighting rules

The DfT has rejected calls to remove the lighting requirements for traffic signs in its promised revision of the Traffic Signs and General Directions.

The highways sector lobbied the DfT over the spring to re-think its intention to not remove most requirements for lighting, saying scrapping the requirements could save millions of pounds each year on electricity costs.

But transport minister Norman Baker has now written to the UK Lighting Board to reaffirm his decision to retain the requirements...

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