Heavy Motor Traffic.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 13th June 1921.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Clackmannan and Eastern


asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of granting powers to local authorities to prohibit the use of certain roads to heavy motor traffic, passenger-carrying or otherwise; whether local authorities are to be held liable for the extraordinary damage done to road surfaces and bridges by abnormally heavy motor traffic; and whether he will consider the advisability of increasing the annual tax on all motor vehicles unprovided with pneumatic tyres?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

The point raised in the first part of the question is met by Section 7 (4) of the Roads Act, 1920, to which I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend. As regards the third part of the question, the reply is in the negative.