Road safety improvements


Signs and road markings

Maintenance

Report problems with existing signs and road markings at East Sussex Highways website – report road lines or signs.

This is for signs and markings that:

  • have gone missing or fallen off
  • need cleaning, are broken or faded
  • are obscured by foliage

Requests for new signs and road markings

All traffic signs and road markings that are permitted for use on the public highway are strictly governed by national legislation to ensure consistency across the country. Requests for new signs and road markings that are covered by this legislation will be assessed by the Road Safety team. This will include on site assessments and may include analysis of the existing personal injury crash record.

See the websites (gov.uk):

Speeding concerns

See: Dangerous and antisocial driving.

One-way traffic

Introducing one-way traffic flow along a road can have a negative effect on road safety. Drivers will often increase their speed, knowing they will not meet oncoming traffic.

No through roads

Street nameplates with a ‘no through road’ symbol may be provided by your: local district or borough council.

Give way or junction markings

These are rarely used in residential areas as traffic is usually local drivers travelling at low speed.

Brown tourist signs

See: East Sussex Highways – Requesting new signs.

Double white lines

There is a nationally agreed procedure for assessing a route for the provision of a double white line system. This takes into account the speed of traffic, forward visibility and road width. It is important that the marking is not used where the appropriate criteria are not satisfied, otherwise it will be brought into disrepute and eventually lose the respect of drivers.

‘Deer crossing’ posters

See: Be deer aware.

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