§ 38. Mr. James Dance
asked the Minister of Transport how long the experiments with illuminated warning signs on the M.5 and M.1 will take before firm conclusions are reached.
§ 93. Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport what provisions he has made for the installation of adequate fog signals on the M.1 and other motorways before next winter.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
Further examination of the simple manually-operated warning system for the M.1, to which I referred in my Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, North-West (Sir B. Janner) on 23rd December, has shown that this would not be an adequate solution.
However, as I announced on 7th January, temporary warning signs will be placed on all motorways in advance of the junction just before a fog patch is reached, so that drivers can leave the motorway if they wish. Signs will also be placed on all-purpose roads so that they warn drivers about to enter motorways that there is fog ahead. At service areas there will be signs giving advice of conditions ahead.85W
The experiment on M.5 started last October and will need to be in operation at least during another winter before we can reach any firm conclusions about it.