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A number of incorrectly marked 'No U Turn' signs have appeared during September 2017

Reported in the Road traffic signs category by JONATHAN ROGERS at 09:40, Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sent to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council 6 minutes later

A number of 'No U Turn' signs have appeared with incorrect supplementary markings below several of them. For example on the westbound road one of the signs says 'No U Turn 1210m'. Read correctly the sign means 'No U Turn permitted in one thousand two hundred and ten miles' (ie in the middle of the Atlantic). The main errors are: (1) The wrong units are used. 'm' indicates miles. Metres are not permitted for distance units (yards or miles must be used). (2) There is no preposition. I presume the sign should have said 'No U Turns for 3/4 mile' (3) A lack of arithmetic rounding. The signs variously say 1210m, 116m, 1259m - The proper convention is always to round to the nearest 100, 50 or 25 yards (or the nearest 1/4 mile) so as not to be absurdly pedantic. Please ensure that no more money is wasted on these confusing and incorrect signs and that the existing ones are modified.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:25, Tuesday 24 October 2017

  • The request has been passed between agencies and now Transport for London say that they will look into the matter.

    Posted by JONATHAN ROGERS at 10:25, Tuesday 24 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:59, Tuesday

  • Still not fixed.

    Posted by JONATHAN ROGERS at 10:59, Tuesday

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