AXA draws attention to vehicle signage

Research carried out by AXA has revealed that around 65 per cent of van owners in the UK (a sample of 300 participated in the survey) use vehicle signage to advertise their commercial activities. Though 60 per cent of respondents provide contact telephone numbers (mobile or landline) on their vans, fewer than half include a … Continue reading “AXA draws attention to vehicle signage”

Councillor expresses ‘horror’ over bullet-damaged Road Signs

Since 2008, Matt Seiber has been updating his website, Gunfire Graffiti, with images of road signs in Britain that have been damaged by gunfire. Earlier this month, the ex-Royal Marine added more images to his website, much to the horror of Chudleigh Town Councillor, Richard Keeling. Councillor Keeling said that £500 had been set aside … Continue reading “Councillor expresses ‘horror’ over bullet-damaged Road Signs”

The Million-Dollar Sign

The University of Regina, which is based in Saskatchewan, Canada, raised eyebrows last week when it revealed that almost one million dollars would be spent on a single non-digital sign. Dave Button, vice president of the university, confirmed that $950,000 had been set aside for the new sign, which will be made from stainless steel. … Continue reading “The Million-Dollar Sign”

Grieving Mother Launches Campaign to Clean Up Road Signs

In 2005, Donna Guile’s daughter, Hayley, was involved in a car crash in Henley. The circumstances of the accident will be familiar to many drivers in the UK. Approaching a junction, Hayley had to swerve to avoid contact with a vehicle that had pulled out in front of her unexpectedly. Hayley died after her car … Continue reading “Grieving Mother Launches Campaign to Clean Up Road Signs”

Smart Windows Provide Access For Small Businesses

As a small business locked away in a tiny room, there isn’t always the space or right location to advertise the business through a traditional shop sign or display. A new scheme in South Shields is trialling the use of smart windows to promote local businesses. An empty store in the town has been turned … Continue reading “Smart Windows Provide Access For Small Businesses”

Warning to sign makers following prosecution

The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has issued a warning to sign makers over essential maintenance, following a successful prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The prosecution follows an incident five years ago, where a 12m x 3m wooden sign was blown down in strong winds. The structure had become decayed and … Continue reading “Warning to sign makers following prosecution”

“Visually Dominant” Sign Rejected By Planning Officials

East Cambridgeshire District Council has rejected an application by Phones 4u, for a sign outside its new shop in Ely. Phones 4u is yet to move into its new premises on Ely High Street, but the retailer has already experienced a setback, when planning officials stated that designs for a large shopfront banner were not … Continue reading ““Visually Dominant” Sign Rejected By Planning Officials”

Transport Officials in Seattle Grab Road Users’ Attention

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has claimed success in its efforts to make road users more aware of children returning to school. Earlier this week, SDOT launched a pilot initiative to remind motorists and cyclists that a new school term had begun. Aiming to reduce the number of accidents and near misses involving children … Continue reading “Transport Officials in Seattle Grab Road Users’ Attention”

Pavement signs removed by shop owners

Three businesses with shops on Orwell Road in Felixstowe have been forced to take down pavement signs, after they were classed as causing an obstruction. The issue with Suffolk County Council resulted from an accident involving a pedestrian tripping over one of the signs. The businesses, a tea room, jewellery shop and antique dealer, see … Continue reading “Pavement signs removed by shop owners”

Signage on bridge draws complaints from councillors

The A153-158 junction bridge in Horncastle is an important site for business owners who want to advertise in the town. But local councillors are concerned that the bridge is being misused by some firms. Lincolnshire County Council permits local companies to place banners and advertisements on the railings of the bridge. Horncastle Town Council, however, … Continue reading “Signage on bridge draws complaints from councillors”