Safety concealed entrance signing and mirrors

Concealed entrance signs or private access warning signs

Warwickshire County Council does not supply or give agreement to the erection of such signs on the public highway. There are no authorised traffic signs or road markings available to warn drivers of the presence of the junction of a private access with a public highway. The County Council does not therefore provide or give permission for the erection of Concealed Entrance signs or similar, on the public highway. Such signs are not lawful under traffic signing Regulations issued by the Department for Transport. If placed on the public highway, a ‘Concealed Entrance’ sign would be considered an unlawful an obstruction on the highway. Whilst Concealed Entrance signs can be seen near private accesses, they will have been placed on private property with the consent of the landowner.

Mirrors to assist with exiting private driveways/entrances

Warwickshire County Council does not supply or give agreement to the erection of mirrors on public highways for which it is the highway authority. Mirrors can give a distorted view of the road and a misleading impression of the speed of approaching vehicles. Convex mirrors will not give a clear view of smaller vehicles, such as motorcycles and bicycles. They can cause drivers to feel a sense of security when entering a main road, to such an extent that due care may not be taken when completing the manoeuvre. Mirrors have been erected in various places but will normally have been placed on private property, clear of the public highway.

Safety concealed entrance signing and mirrors was last updated on October 28, 2016.


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