§ 20. Mr. Page
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement as 1050 to the stage reached by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in the investigation of anti-skid devices in respect of road surfaces and of vehicles; and what conclusions can now be drawn as to the reduction of accidents by the universal adoption of any particular devices of that nature.
§ Mr. H. Nicholls
Three lines of investigation show promising results:The application of any of these methods should help materially to reduce road accidents.
- (1) A device to control braking without the locking of wheels.
- (2) The application of appropriate road surface dressings at accident "black spots".
- (3) The possible use of high hysteresis rubber in tyres.