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Cleaner safer highway campaign

We worked in partnership with local district authorities to launch a campaign to help reducing the risk to motorcyclists and other road users from debris on roads left by farmers, construction workers and others.

Types of debris

Motorcyclists or other road users might not see the following until it is too late:

  • Mud on the road.
  • Broken branches, hedge cuttings and thorns.
  • Harvest spillage like potatoes or maize.
  • Diesel or oil spillages.
  • Cattle crossing, mud from hooves and other deposit.
  • Farmers cutting trees on or nearby bends.
  • Signage obscured due to overgrown hedges or trees.
  • Icy conditions caused by surface water run-off.
  • Blocked gullies caused by mud and debris.

What can I do?

  • Clean the mud from vehicles, as far as practicable.
  • Clean the road during the working day and always at the end.
  • Keep the highway, footpaths and signage clear of branches and foliage.
  • Use authorised signs to alert other road users.

The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is providing temporary signage to be used on the occassions when the spillage of debris cannot be avoided.


To apply for a free sign or for more information about the campaign please contact our Road Safety Unit

To report any potential issues, please report it online or contact Staffordshire Highways

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