§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made in the course of his review of the lighting requirements of motorways and, in particular, the M25 of studies in Belgium of the correlation between low lighting levels and enhanced incidence of accidents; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The results of the Belgian study are subject to some reservations but their trend is similar to that identified in a transport road research laboratory study for 30 mph roads. Due account is being given to this conclusion in the Department's review of motorway lighting.