Look, no signs: 'Naked roads' are safer, Europeans believe
Drivers appear to behave better without the clutter
By SUE LEEMAN
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
IPSWICH, England -- Tear down the traffic lights, remove the road markings and sell off the signs: Less is definitely more when it comes to traffic management, some European engineers believe.
They say drivers tend to proceed more cautiously on roads that are stripped of all but the most essential markings -- and that helps cut the number of accidents in congested areas.