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CECA calls for more signage to cut road deaths

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association is calling on the Highways Agency to introduce bigger signage to protect workers at road works from drivers.
The agency has launched a campaign to improve the safety of workers at road works by asking drivers to slow down after a steep increase in the number of construction

workers killed or injured on English motorways and A roads in early 2005.

CECA director Rosemary Beales said: 'We welcome the call by the HA for motorists to reduce their speed, but we would like to see large, clear signs on the approach to stretches of road undergoing repair or maintenance that remind drivers that they are a danger to operatives if they drive too fast or cause an accident at a road works.

'Drivers should be made more aware of their responsibilities and the potential danger they pose to the workforce when passing through road works.'

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