Welsh Conservatives today urged the Welsh Labour Government to consider empowering local authorities to remove unnecessary road signs.
The Conservative-led Government is introducing new powers for local authorities from next year to give greater discretion to remove superfluous road signs.
A number of road signs have come under scrutiny for being duplicated, illegible or simply irrelevant.
Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said, “Unnecessary road signs not only clutter our natural environment but can also distract drivers, threatening public safety.
“Drivers are constantly being bombarded with information through signs, many of which are unnecessary and detract attention from the important messages.
“Many of the main routes into our towns and cities look messy and chaotic and give an unflattering first impression to tourists and other visitors.
“Welsh Conservatives believe in local accountability and want to see local authorities gain greater flexibility to remove unnecessary road signs.
“The Welsh Labour Government should follow the lead of the Conservative-led Coalition and ease road sign restrictions to make our roads safer and cleaner.”