CONCERNS are growing about signs along the A286 ‘cluttering’ the road and causing a driving hazard.
Resident John Trueman has voiced fears that signs for public events are worsening what is already an accident ‘black spot’.
“The stretch of road between Cocking and West Lavington – already a black spot – is now especially dangerous through sign clutter,” he said.
“Advertising signs on the roadside verges, at this time of year when there are so many events, are a huge distraction to motorists who find this bit of straight road a temptation to speed.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen.
“I did a survey of the signage problem between the Greyhound Pub and the turn-off to Heyshott and Graffham.
“Most of the time there was a continuous stream of traffic. I was amazed at just how busy the Graffham road was.”
Mr Trueman said the addition of polo lorries to Ambersham, and cycling events, were becoming an increasing worry.
He added: “There are also signs for out-of-area events. Add to this signage partly covered with undergrowth, making them difficult to read, and you have a confusing medley of instructions.
“Cars, some doing an estimated 70-80mph, speed along Cocking Causeway.
“Lorries, cars and cyclists don’t mix. Dangerous mayhem could ensue.”