Protesters have asked for the motorway speed limit to be cut to accommodate their demonstrations ahead of further action on the M25 on Monday.
Members of Insulate Britain brought chaos to the motorway last week, blocking it on three separate occasions.
They have vowed to return to the M25 from 7am on Monday, amid fears that the campaign will last for weeks or even months.
The group said they had written to National Highways, formerly the Highways Agency, to request that the traffic is slowed down on the parts of the M25 where they were protesting.
Frustrated that a similar request was ignored last week, they wrote: “Insulate Britain are asking the Highways Agency to review their previous decision not to reduce speed limits, even though they had been made aware that major disruption will be taking place.
“Given that this is a standard safety procedure when hazards occur on the motorway, Insulate Britain is surprised it has not formed part of the response to the campaign.”
For of course the effect would be to paralyse the M25 in all areas where Insulate Britain aren’t. They don’t even need to turn up anywhere in fact. In effect, close down the road and we’ll stay home with a cup of tea.