HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 cc108-9W
75. Sir B. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that prismatic reflectors would be of superior performance and of greater safety value than those which are now being specified for verge post reflectors; and whether he will now grant the Leicester firm the permission for which they have applied to carry out tests with such reflectors on a mile or more of motorway, preferably the M.1, to demonstrate the efficiency of these reflectors with a view to authorising their use in the interest of public safety.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Marker posts on motorway verges are at least twelve feet from the nearside lane, and are not intended to serve as carriageway markings, but to indicate the direction of the nearest emergency telephone and to act as a reference point. The reflective material at present in use is adequate for these purposes and I do not think that safety would be increased by use of the reflectors referred to by my hon. Friend.