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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 October (WA 37-8), as the average axle load of a public service vehicle is around 5 tonnes and that of a heavy goods vehicle is 11 tonnes, and bearing in mind the fourth power effect of axle weight on road damage, how the 100:1 weighting referenced is calculated.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

I refer the noble Lord to my answer of 17 October 2011 (Hansard, col. WA 37-8) on the basis for the 100:1 factor. Due to the length of time since the 100:1 weighting factor came into usage as part of the highways maintenance relative needs formula, I am afraid the original calculations could only be replicated at a disproportionate cost.

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