HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 c2051W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the danger by the use of asphalt on main roads, and complaints which have been made, both by motorists and horse owners; and whether he will consider the advisability of the use of a slightly roughened surface in the interests of all concerned?

Colonel ASHLEY

Through my Department's staff the attention of highway authorities is constantly being drawn to the need for precautions against the risks that may arise from too smooth a road surface, and various expedients are being adopted to improve the foothold where necessary. Should the Roads Improvement Bill become law, I shall welcome the opportunity of conducting experiments on this and kindred matters affecting road users.