Are dirty road signs dangerous?

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Dirt-covered, unclear road signs were cause for concern at the latest East Kintyre Community Council meeting.

Members again voiced their concerns that signs in Carradale and across Kintyre, particularly at Claonaig, that are difficult to decipher could be a danger to road users.

Particular concerns were raised about ‘passing place’ signs on the area’s single-track roads which are grubby and corroded.

Councillor Alastair Redman, who was at the recent meeting, said: ‘While road repairs and winter maintenance, including gritting, must always take priority our road signs must not be left in this poor state.’

An Argyll and Bute spokesperson said: ‘Road sign repairs are prioritised when there are safety reasons, for example ‘stop’ or ‘give way’ signs.

‘Our funding restrictions mean that we will rationalise signage where there is clutter and confusion.’

Unclear signs at Claonaig could be confusing for road users. NO_c12roadsigns01

A number of ‘passing place’ signs on Kintyre’s single-track roads have corroded. NO_c12roadsigns02