New Experiment with White Lines
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ANexperiment with white lines on the Continental and American principle is to be made on the LondonFolkestone-Dover and London-Portsmouth roads. The continuous white lines now used at bends, humps and dips will be replaced experimentally by double white lines, one continuous and the other broken.
If the white line nearer to the driver when he is on his proper side of the road is continuous, the wheels of his vehicle must not cross it. If the white line nearer to him is broken he may use his own judgment and cross it if be can see that the road is clear.
There will be a continuous white line only where a driver cannot see for a safe or reasonable distance aheadIt will still be a breach of the Highway Code to park alongside a continuous white line, whether or not it is accompanied by a broken line.
For the time being, failure to comply with the marks will not in itself be an offence. Whether disregard of the lines should be made an offence will be decided in the light of the results of the experiment on road behaviour and accidents 10.T.C. WORK-STUDY COURSES
THE British Transport Commission plan to begin courses in work-study techniques for senior management staff early next year at their, training centre at The Grove, Watford. An advisory committee has been appointed to assist Mr. E. 1. Larkin, director of work study, and Mr. A. G. Kentridge, principal of the centre.
Mr. Anthony Bull, a member of the London Transport Executive, and Maj.Gen. G. N. Russell, general manager of British Road Services, represent the B.T.C. divisions on the committee, "ARTICS." ON TRIAL
A RTICULATED vehicles are being ritried by the Scottish Co-operative Society to improve the service between their furniture warehouse and departments within a 15-20-mile radius. The Society are expanding their furniture trade in Scotland.
Liquid chocolate is now being carried in bulk tankers by the S.C.W.S. to their Shieldhall premises.
NO PRICE REVISIONS THERE was no possibility, with I world competition as at present, of revising prices, Sir William Rootes, chairman of Rootes Motors, Ltd.; said at the annual general meeting last week. Profit margins would decrease because of continuous inflationary trends and lower production in this country.
A DAY LATER BECAUSE of the' Christmas holiday, the next issue of The Commercial Motor will be published on Saturday instead of Friday.