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It was on the A1M at Washington Newcastle in the north east. on leaving the motorway to go up the A1. the speed reduced from 70 to 50 but the signs for this was over size a lot larger than the normal command signs we have for our roads. My wife and I made a comment about the size of the signs and in this period a mobile speed camera was round the corner. which I feel that if the speed sign was the uniformed size we would not have been having the conversation about the size of signage. Also no speed camera signs on display. After the mobile speed camera repeat signs and speed camera signs on display.
So its okay to go from 70 miles to 50mph with no warning before hand. WE are asking for a 30% approx. reduction in speed, in traffic and at speed. I take the point about size and your reason but when you do not use the road for maybe a year or more and your in traffic the last thing you need is out of the norm for road signs. I see from Google maps that the signs in 2012 are the normal size sign which we would all be used to. Since you say that the bigger the sign the better. I ask my first question how big is bigger than the normal command sign. On the A1 a sign was removed from a farms field for Masham village. Because it was to big and could distract motorists. So it seems we do have a size point in law. You do not mention my ref to the speed camera warning signs. Should they be were the speed limit changes. I hope this will help you
Thanks. Sign size and the lay out do matter.