Road signs are there to make driving easier for motorists and to help them reach their destination safely. However, in Delhi, the opposite seems to be true. In a recent study, it has been revealed that there are many faulty signages in the national capital, which are leading to traffic violations and accidents as well. The study made an assessment of signages at 14 major stretches in Delhi and found that as many as 70 percent of these signages were wrongly designed and placed. The study was conducted by the Delhi-based Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).
More than 1,500 signages were evaluated as part of the study. These signages were for various purposes such as regulatory, warning and information signages. 1,098 signages did not confirm to the prescribed norms. There are different specifications for different types of signages, but in Delhi, such specifications have not been properly followed. There’s quite a bit of difference in the shape, size and color of these signages. The study has also found various discrepancies with traffic signals, which is responsible for several traffic violations and accidents.