Good use of motorway signs in Scotland

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Mr G Courier Service

2596
Original Poster

How many times have you seen the sign INCIDENT-40MPH on the M6 or M1 only to slow down( often forced by the tourist ahead) and find that the "incident " was cleared hours before?

That so frustrates and is an example of laziness by the idiots controlling what should be a live system of traffic information.

Being In Scotland this week i noticed that not only was the traffic information current but they also make use of signage when all is running ok . We have a lot to learn from our northern cousins as they tell you politely to

Please slow down-

please dont phone while driving-

please dont fiddle with your satnav when driving

please dont drink and drive

please watch out for bikes

and my favourite please dont throw empty IRNBRU cans from your window

Quite a contrast to England who demand that you do what they tell you and leave the same info all day long

So why are the Scottish highways so pro-active? What else can we learn from them?

dm haulage

222

I came over the frb last November I think it was and the sign said "caution afa blowy ". Make me laugh for a while :)

Mr G Courier Service

2596
Original Poster

Exactly! They make the point and you just have to listen

dm haulage

222

Aye they were right it was!

021 SAMEDAY

3691

And the 20 mph zones around schools but only when the kids are about.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Why do you want signs stating the bleeding obvious?

Mr G Courier Service

2596
Original Poster

Rather see something thats obvious than an outdated warning about congestion.

Ideally better use should be made of the signage thats informative and current I. E why not tell what the congestion charge means and where to pay?

i know many including myself who foolishly thought it was just for londoners who lived there... They tell you your entering a zone but nothing else... But then thats a whole different subject i could rant about

MK BIKES

2821

021 SAMEDAY said:


And the 20 mph zones around schools but only when the kids are about.

Islington in London have designated itself "the 20mph borough!"

MK BIKES

2821

Here's a thing why not use the signs to... Keep left unless overtaking?

Mr G Courier Service

2596
Original Poster

And now the law has changed tell people its a £60 fine for hogging the middle lane?... I dont think many know that and if it was posted it would make a hell of a difference.. Moving the silvers into the left

Phax

2250

Yer put the proper speed on gantry, 50mph on motorwyas when there is no bloody workers during day there too busy getting triple pay for nights

Preston Courier Co Ltd

6222

I remember driving through france and the information board said

MK54XXX, 220KM/h, trop vite, ralentissez immédiatement

Thought I was seeing things, until approaching the next one when it said the same.

I decided to obey and 2 miles down the road was a speedtrap, thought it was nice of them to give me plenty of warning. :)

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Best one I have seen in Scotland was check your tyre pressures, how do you do that at 70mph?

RGM Courier Services

1737

I liked the one that says, 'Slow down, save money', (not save lives) Seems they've got their priorities right in Scotland.

Mr G Courier Service

2596
Original Poster

Yes! That one i saw too and made me chuckle

MK BIKES

2821

As a suggestion then "Only Dunderheed's hog the middle lane"?

DDV

9

I love the... "Heavy rain forecast today"... Errr yes... It's February... I'm in Scotland...

And the "is your car ready for winter?" as you drive up the A9 following the tracks in front coz of the whiteout... Bit late if it's not ready! haha

moray couriers

780

The one that does me.. 'Frustration causes accidents, allow overtaking'! Tell that to the bloody tosco, asda and summerfield clique who dawdle up the A9 at 45mph oblivious to the three mile of traffic behind them. The speed limit for heavy trucks up there is 56mph (+ pull the limiter fuse) as any fish wagon driver will tell you :-)

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