HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 c1152
MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any and. if so, what trials or experiments have taken place with heavy motor vehicles, running at a speed exceeding eight but not exceeding twelve miles an hour, on wheels fitted with tyres of other substances than rubber; whether such substances include wood; what conclusions, if any, have been arrived at as a result of such trials in respect of skidding on a wet surface and wear and tear of roadway.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The only case of the kind referred to within my knowledge is one in which a trial was made of a heavy motor car running on wheels fitted with wooden tyres. The result of the trial was not altogether satisfactory as regards skidding.