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Road signs policy

3. Temporary signs

Temporary signs often provide important information about, and directions, to local events but it is important to make sure that they do not compromise safety. Transport for Buckinghamshire cannot give formal permission for signs advertising an event but anyone who wishes to put up a sign must contact them for advice and to explain the conditions under which a sign may be allowed.

The conditions relate to:

  • The size of a sign
  • Siting – to ensure safety
  • Insurance in case of accident
  • Design and appearance
  • Length of time the sign is in place
  • Arrangements for removal after the event

Situations where signs may be requested include local events such as church or school fetes. Major events requiring AA or RAC signs will be subject to special permissions which will be familiar to these organisations.

Shop and estate agent signs are not allowed to be placed on the highway.


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Last updated: 12 July 2017

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