HC Deb 07 May 1999 vol 330 cc477-8W
Mr. Stringer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the effect of providing lighting on the whole motorway system on the number of recorded accidents. [82939]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[holding answer 4 May 1999]: No such estimate has been made.

Departmental Advice Note, TA 49/86 (Appraisal of New and Replacement Lighting on Trunk Roads and Motorways) provides guidance on the assessment method for the provision of road lighting. Lighting is normally provided on dual four-lane motorways. On dual three-lane motorways and below, an assessment is made following the guidelines. This includes a full assessment of the safety and environmental considerations.