Written statement to Parliament

Traffic signs consultation

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Public consultation on proposed changes to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 announced.

I can today (1 May 2014) inform the House that the Department for Transport has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. The consultation will close on 10 June 2014.

These proposals represent significant changes to the existing regulatory regime, arising from the recommendations of a broad range of stakeholders as part of the traffic signs policy review. The proposed changes include: reductions in sign lighting requirements; measures to help improve road user understanding, reduced sign clutter and a range of improvements for cyclists.

To supplement the consultation process, Officials have scheduled a series of industry seminars to be held around Great Britain during May (2014).

The successor regulations will come into force in early 2015.