UK carries out an experiment to remove road marking from some of its roads

An experiment to slow down speeding motorists has been carried out in the United Kingdom.

The experiment entails the removal of the white lines along the centre of roads which separate the car on the left from the oncoming traffic on the right.

Some experts reckon that the experiment encourages motorists to slow down therefore removing road markings makes it safer to travel on that particular road.

Neil Greig, Director of policy and research at Institute for Advanced Motorists thinks the idea could only work in villages and not in urban areas.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

It is a very small percentage of the UK roads that are having these experiments

Neil Greig, Director of policy and research at Institute for Advanced Motorists

The concept is that when you remove the white lines drivers are unsure of what to do and when they are unsure they slow down.

Neil Greig, Director of policy and research at Institute for Advanced Motorists

The white lines are quite useful in making sure that people stick to the rules of the road

Neil Greig, Director of policy and research at Institute for Advanced Motorists

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