HC Deb 05 February 1913 vol 47 c2223W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the damage done to roads, both main and district, by motor lorry and traction engines, he will take an early opportunity to introduce legislation providing that the wheels of such engines and vehicles shall be of such a width, varying proportionately to their maximum tonnage when laden, as he may be advised will cause the minimum of damage to the road's surface?


The width of the wheels of the engines and vehicles referred to is already required to vary according to the weight borne, either by Statute or by Regulations made by the Local Government Board. Perhaps I may refer the hon. Member to Section 28 of the Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act, 1878, and the Heavy Motor Car Order, 1904.