§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about the involvement of heavy lorries in motorway accidents; what consideration he has given to the matter and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
We receive many representations about motorway safety, particularly about the standard of driving on motorways. Serious accidents on the M4 and M6 in September resulted in a number of suggestions from road users, 'some of which we will consider alongside detailed police reports. Motorways remain our safest roads. The involvement rate of heavy goods vehicles in motorway accidents has decreased since 1981.