50-yd. Gaps Between Big Vehicles
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LTEAVY vehicles following one
I another along roads outside towns should be spaced at 50-yd. intervals. This is one of anumber of safety recommendations which have been discussed in Geneva by a special working party of the Economic Commission for Europe.
International road signs were studied and it was agreed that they should be standardized and certain new signs introduced, in particular one to denote caravan sites.
It was .iecommencled that trailers should have triangular signs at the rear, and that if they were wider than their tractors, they should have white lights at the front. Warning signs for fire appliances, ambulances and other emergency vehicles should be blue.
rONSWERING that the practice of
driving heavy lorries and coaches in convoy is dangerous to other users, Oxfordshire Standing Joint Committee have invited the Minister of Transport to send a representative to their next meeting, at which the matter will be discussed. The committee are dissatisfied with correspondence that they have had on the subject with the Ministry.
"READY FOR NEXT THREATS" 'THE road haulage industry is prepared to meet political threats as they arise, members of the West Midland Area of the Road Haulage Association were told last week. Mr..R..G. Crowther, national chairman, said the industry was in a constant state of crisis and it was impossible to say when the next attack on it would be made.
Disruptions were caused by those seeking to satisfy political ambitions, and the Association intended to protect the industry against such interference.
IHIAULIER TO EMIGRATE
BECAUSE he thinks that the prospects in Australia are better, Mr. Henry Wade, Oastler Stfeet, Worth Village, Yorks, is to emigrate there with his family, although he has built up a livestock-haulage business during the past seven years.
He will work for Imperial Chemical Industries in Australia until he has time to judge whether to found his own haulage concern. Mr. Wade started with a small vehicle, but subsequently bought an ex-British Road Services lorry.
FIFTY VEHICLES AUCTIONED
THERE will be an auction of more 1 than 50 vehicles, machine tools and stores on March 25, representing the stock and equipment of the repair depot of Yeadon Engineering, Ltd., Harrogate Road, Yeadon, near Leeds. The depot, having been under contract to the Ministry of Supply, is to be closed and the premises used for other purposes. About 100 workers will be dismissed, but nearly all have found other jobs.