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Motorways: Accidents

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent research his Department and its agencies have undertaken on the number of traffic officers required to attend incidents on motorways. (309454)

The number of officers and vehicles required to attend an incident varies greatly dependent on the nature, severity and location of the incident.

Neither the Department for Transport nor the Highways Agency has undertaken any recent research on the number of traffic officers required to attend incidents on the motorways.

A controlled trial is currently under way to fully explore the possibilities of variable crewing of patrol vehicles.