HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 c263W
Mr. Fearn

To ask t IT Secretary of State for Transport what is his policy in respect of crash barriers on the central reservations of trunk roads.

Mr. Atkins

It is the Department's policy to provide central reserve safety fencing in England on all motorways and, where justified by the traffic level, on non-motorway dual carriageway trunk roads. The fencing provided is essentially designed to contain an errant vehicle weighing up to 1.5 tonnes travelling at 70 mph and impacting the fence at an angle of up to 20 deg.