HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 c274W
Mr. Macfarlane

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with safety arrangements on the M25.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The safety arrangements on the M25 are in line with the usual provision on motorways. Improvements to the M25 signalling system, by installing "matrix" signs, have been brought forward a year and are due to be completed by the end of 1987. The Department recently published details compiled by the Meteorological Office of fog-prone areas on the M25. We shall be deciding whether to install more fog-detection equipment that would help drivers. We are also reviewing lighting policy on motorways generally, taking economic and environmental considerations into account.

The greatest aid to safety is still careful and considerate driving. I would be happy to consider any specific point which may concern my hon. Friend.