Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Artist ordered to tear down ‘road sign’ sculptures after they cause a dozen accidents a month

‘Council chiefs have ordered an artist to tear down his work after he installed 10 random road signs at a busy junction on a main road – sending motorists round the bend.

More than 100 motorists complained that the signs, which included a no entry sign, a one-way sign and a mini roundabout sign – none of which applied to the road in question in Ashford, Kent – had caused at least 12 minor accidents. [..]

Resident Ann Steare agreed, adding: “I have seen drivers slam on the brakes to stop and stare at it. They don’t know which of the signs to obey. It is amazing that it was allowed in the first place.”‘

Leave a Reply