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Rush Hour Traffic (Heavy Goods Vehicles)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will initiate consultations with industry to secure the withdrawal of heavy goods traffic from main roads in and out of large towns during the rush hours.

The movement of large abnormal loads is already widely prohibited in the major cities during morning and evening rush hours. To extend this prohibition to all heavy goods traffic would have serious implications for industry. I should be reluctant to take this step until other proposals for alleviating congestion in rush hours have been further explored.