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Roads (Sleeping Policemen)

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider expanding the experimental scheme to provide more sleeping policemen on roads; and what have been the results so far.

The experiments so far conducted have established that properly sited and constructed road humps—sleeping policemen—can improve road safety. No further experiments, therefore, are proposed.

asked the Minister of Transport whether any noticeable difference has occurred in the number of accidents following the introduction of sleeping policemen bumps in the road on council housing estates.

Five experiments undertaken with road humps—sleeping policemen—on residential roads showed that humps can contribute to reducing casualties, and three of these were on roads on or adjacent to local authority housing estates. The findings of these experiments were published in the Transport and Road Research Laboratory's Report No. 878, available in the Library.