FENLAND: Safety campaign organiser Graham comes up with possible new warning sign

PUBLISHED: 17:02 28 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 02 June 2010

The prototype sign devised by safety campaigners

The prototype sign devised by safety campaigners

A MODEL for a new high visibility water hazard sign has been produced for The Fenland Road Safety Campaign and will be considered by Cambridgeshire County Council, Campaign organiser Graham Chappell hopes the council will fund the sign for Bedlam Bridge

A MODEL for a new high visibility water hazard sign has been produced for The Fenland Road Safety Campaign and will be considered by Cambridgeshire County Council,

Campaign organiser Graham Chappell hopes the council will fund the sign for Bedlam Bridge on the Sixteen Foot Bank.

Mr Chappell said: "It is hoped that this will prompt the county council to invest in an appropriate sign of its own for the site, and perhaps also look at improving the existing signage elsewhere on the Sixteen Foot Bank.

County councillor Mac McGuire, cabinet member for highways and access, said: "This is an interesting idea and one we will look into."

Mr Chappell believes the sign "is bigger, better, brighter and more informative than what is up along the bank and at that price we think it is extremely good value."

Mr Chappell believes there should be a systematic approach to reviewing road signage in the Fens. The water hazard sign at Boots Bridge was replaced last autumn when the council installed reflective posts.

Cllr McGuire said: "We are always looking for new and better ways of how we can further reduce accidents.

"Before we make any commitments we want to get costing on items such as the specialist posts needed and how and where they would be placed as well as the size of the sign.

"We would then ask the view of the Department for Transport which has to agree all new signs such as this.


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