28 AUGUST 1926, Page 11

I was discussing with a friend the increasing number of

motor accidents, in particular the number of collisions at blind corners and cross-roads. We agreed that the Ministry of Transport would do well to introduce the caniveau as used in France—a drastic but certain cure for excessive speed. A small ditch is dug across side roads as they approach much frequented main roads, and a notice is erected warning motorists to slow down as a canireau lies ahead. The motorist who is foolish enough to ignore this warning will propably pay for the omission with a broken axle. The method may be severe, but it is certainly effective, and might well be adopted at sonic of the worst cross-roads in this country.

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