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Rubbish Skips

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what information he has to the number of deaths and severe injuries by collisions with rubbish skips deposited on the highway in the past five years.

asked the Minister of Transport how many lights, and of what type and location, are required on rubbish skips deposited on the highway; and if he is satisfied that road safety is sufficiently protected by such lights.

It is for the highway authority authorising deposit of a skip on the highway to impose conditions about lighting. The Department's advice is that a lamp should be placed at each corner of a skip, or the end corners of a row of skips, and that lamps should comply with the traffic signs regulations and general directions.I have no reason to believe that skips so lighted present a road safety hazard.