Report raises safety fears on UK road markings
A report ('Lifelines 2012') by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) says that the quality of road markings in the UK is "in rapid decline" and accuses the Department for Transport and the Highways Agency of failing to grasp the urgency of the problem.
The survey looked at 7250km of UK roads and found that 40 per cent of markings on Scotland's motorways and dual carriageways and dual carriages in Wales need immediate replacement. The figures for England's motorways and dual carriageways were 38 per cent and 36 per cent respectively. 44 per cent of markings on Highways Agency single carriageways fall into what RSMA calls the "danger or warning zones".