Road Surface Treatment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 14th December 1933.

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Photo of Hon. John Stourton Hon. John Stourton , Salford South


asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the issue of Circular 282A (Roads), of 1929, has failed to induce highway authorities to make extensive use of non-slipping road-surface materials; and if he will now take steps to enforce the use of such materials with a view to minimising the risk of accidents?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam , Barnard Castle

My Divisional Road Engineers report that the method of surface treatment suggested in Circular No. 282 (Roads) is being generally followed by highway authorities and that there has been a marked improvement in the provision of non-skid road surfaces. We are, however, reviewing this matter in connection with the investigation of the circumstances and causes of road accidents. If my hon. Friend can draw my attention to particular cases, I will have inquiry made.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Would the Parliamentary Secretary send a copy of that circular to the City of Westminster, the most perilous part of the United Kingdom?

Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

Is it not the case that when granite chips are used these slips do not occur?