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1985: vehicle navigation, untangling the towns

Even though we have sat nav these days - the dangerous, destracting street signage is far worse than it was 40 years ago. this letter to The Times still echos our feelings today:


Sir, In support of the urgent need for detailed town maps may. I add to the observations of Mr Richard C. Ongley (May 10).


Every motorist to unfamiliar towns finds himself rapidly trying to separate a fleeting mass of road signs and other instructions. How much simpler to follow a colour-code system radiating from each major. town centre to adjacent large towns.


Yours sincerely,


Douglas M. Hadida,

Little Pelham, Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, West Sussex.


The Times 13 May 1985

Signage in Tipperary, photo from geograph.co.uk from Wikimedia public domain image.


Contributed by Malcolm Davison.



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