Damaged traffic signs ‘could pose risk to visiting tourists’ in Keighley district

Keighley News: Worth Valley councillor Glen Miller Worth Valley councillor Glen Miller

Badly positioned and faded road signs are putting motorists’ safety at risk, it has been claimed.

Worth Valley councillor Glen Miller, the Tory group leader on Bradford Council, is raising the issue with highways officers and demanding urgent action.

He fears dangers will increase when people unfamiliar with the district’s roads flood into the area this summer for the Tour de France.

“Some traffic signs are poorly located and/or facing in the wrong direction, potentially causing motorists – and pedestrians – to be put at risk of needless accidents,” said Coun Miller.

“The threat of confusion caused by these signs is reduced for local residents, but those passing through from other parts of the district or from further afield could be confused by them.

“It is particularly important at present that officers have a drive around and also ask residents to report any confusing signs, as the Tour de France will attract a large number of visitors who are unfamiliar with our roads and on them at a time when they are much busier than usual.”

A council spokesman said inspections of the thousands of road signs across Bradford district were done at regular intervals, and repairs carried out where necessary.

He added: “With an event like the Tour de France coming up, we will do everything possible to try to ensure visitors unfamiliar with the area will get all the help they can from our road signs.”

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