HC Deb 30 November 1959 vol 614 c95W
Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made recently in research into the prevention of skidding by road vehicles.

Sir D. Eccles

I have been asked to reply, as representing the Minister for Science. Three lines of investigation have shown promising results:

  1. (1) A device to control braking without the locking of wheels.
  2. (2) The application of appropriate road surface dressings at accident "black spots".
  3. (3) The possible use of high hysteresis rubber in tyres.

Further progress in the prevention of skidding now depends mainly on developments in the applications of these researches by highway authorities and by vehicle and tyre manufacturers, and my noble Friend is pleased to say that they have shown interest in these research results.

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