All road signs that say "Yield Right of Way" should be replaced with a Stop sign.

That's according to Ballinrobe-based Councillor Patsy O'Brien, who says the order to yield goes back to the days of the horse and cart.

For safety reasons, Councillor O'Brien wants to see Stop signs at junctions instead.

He made his comments at yesterday's meeting of the Claremorris Municipal District, where he also highlighted the problem of road signage being stolen - claiming signs are being taken every day in Co Mayo.

He gave an example of signposts missing for two years at Collierans Cross  near Claremorris, while signs have also been taken at Sheridan Cross.

The council executive said signs have been ordered for Collerans Cross and will be installed shortly.

Councillor O'Brien called on Mayo County Council to carry out an audit of road signage across the county, and where signs need replacing, he said a contractor should be appointed to do this work if the council does not have the resources within its own workforce.

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