Government response

Road markings on the strategic road network

Road Safety Marking Association report about the quality of road safety markings on the UK’s road network.


A spokesperson for the Highways Agency, which manages, maintains, and operates motorways and trunk roads in England, said:

“We conduct our own surveys to assess the condition of road markings on the Strategic Road Network, to ensure that journeys can be made safely and reliably.

“Where markings on sections of road are found to be sub-standard and require urgent improvement, we take prompt action to remedy them. In the majority of cases the maintenance of road markings is carried out as part of planned, programmed work.”

“RSMA’s survey was not comprehensive, and it is not clear how they chose which parts of our network to survey. Furthermore, they misquote the standards for quality of lane markings within their report.”

Published 22 November 2012