HOLES IN THE ROAD PROPELLED ROAD VEHICLES OF EACH CLASS UNDER CURRENT LICENCE ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 1978, ALSO SHOWING THE NUMBERS OF DRIVERS' LICENCES THEN CURRENT. TOTALS AND COMPARISONS WITH 1977 RETURNS

This special feature on highway maintenance contains contributions on the effects of the cuts in road investment and the problems facing highway authorities in the 1980'S. It is suggested that the potentially harmful effect of the reduced spending and cut in manpower can be met by increased efficiency and re-ordering priorities. It is unlikely that there will be a rapid deterioration of the complete road network, although the national road condition survey has shown some loss of condition on minor roads. There has been a significant shift in the percentage expenditure within the various sectors of maintenance, with a large reduction in 'special maintenance'. A method of giving more detailed consideration to the most efficient way of using maintenance resources is outlined. A third article considers the effect of poor maintenance on the risk of accidents. There is little evidence to link a lack of maintenance with accidents, because of the many other factors contributing to the cause of an accident. (TRRL)

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-11

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  • Accession Number: 00319264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM