StevieG wrote:...I remember seeing one 'vertical' set, in around 2000, in 'Anglia', somewhere on the GE main line I think (Bentley crossing?): This was I'm sure, owing unsurprisingly to road width/proximity of road-side buildings.
JRB wrote:Ignoring an obvious warning, however unauthorised, could still constitute dangerous driving without the more specific offence.
John wrote:The narrow wig wags in the second photo are quite rare and are used where clearances do not allow the normal wig wag They need special authorisation from DfT. The vertical (in third picture) wig-wag is unlawful and always has been.
Mike Hodgson wrote:The enforceability (apart from the obvious risk of physical enforcement by a train!) of lamps mounted vertically, where the flashing reds are above one another would be questionable, since the highway code shows them horizontal.
AndyB wrote:DoT (or equivalent) can authorise non-compliant road signs on a site by site basis. Authority is granted under TSRGD (or equivalent in NI.)
The Highway Code doesn't pretend to cover all road signs, just the most common ones. While the illustrations in the Highway Code show a horizontal arrangement, the Isle of Man can presumably authorise other arrangements?
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