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Dressing down

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Broken windscreens, chipped paintwork, bitumen on the carpets. Yes, it's surface dressing time again.

Can anyone tell me why otherwise sane and sensible engineers perpetuate this annual waste of public money?

Does the public highway or the road user benefit one jot?

Why not use the money to resurface? Not only does this achieve a new skid-resistant surface, it adds strength to the carriageway structure and improves riding quality by regulating out deformation.

Chris Barke, barke@butcombe40. freeserv e.co.uk

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