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Steve Farrell  says:

Have you crashed on stone chip surfacing?

MCN is investigating stone chip road surfacing after receiving reports of crashes from readers. According to the Road Surface Treatments Association there has been a "massive" increase in use of the stone chip by local authorities trying to cut costs. The technique, also called 'surface dressing' relies on passing traffic to embed stone chips onto bitumen. Have you crashed on a...

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Oct 10

Posts: 306

Cyclonite says:

crashed about a year agonear abergavenny at a junction. took pictures of the scene but i was told i would not be able to prove liability .

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Apr 11

Posts: 10

SVLydia says:

lost the back end when they had resurfaced my route to work with the stuff, managed to save it but thats not the point. It's positively dangerous.

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Feb 11

Posts: 47

GrazzerFazer says:


It seems the country just want to pocket the taxes and give nothing back.  There are so many potholes and lumps and bumps in the road its getting as though you need a trail bike just to get around a city.

I don't mind the chippings it the lack of signage that is the problem sometimes the signs are on top of the works giving you no chance od changing speed of riding angle

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Mar 06

Posts: 262

Fazerpod says:

Smacked in the face

Not crashed yet but got a face full of stone chips when riding my (push) bike.  Good job I was wearing sun glasses.

When driving down the same stretch of road following a motorbike I got showered with chips - bet the council won't cough up for the damage to my windscreen....

Between the chips, the potholes and the cheezewire central reservation on the A3, anyone would think the "Heath and Safety" mentality has gone out of the window.  Next thing they'll be reducing speed limits on these roads to prevent the accidents caused by this lunacy.

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Aug 02

Posts: 3

MarkMax says:

Road chippings

Havent crashed but a stretch of road near me gets "dressed" every year & EVERY year the cars ignore the 20mph speed limits traveling much faster which throws the chippings out of the tyre tracks so you end up with two smooth shiney lines down both lanes. So then you have to chance a loose road surface or a shiney road surface, (What fun, ahem)

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Aug 06

Posts: 11

inewham says:

Nice planning

There are only so many routes between where I live and where I work and the council has seen fit to surface dress all of them *at the same time*. Nice planning.

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Jun 07

Posts: 1990

mobileenoph says:


The council have just done the A469 near where I live, It's a duel carriageway with national speed limit and the council have placed 10mph signs up, fookin nightmare, but vehicles still travel along there at 70mph+.             stone chips flying every where

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May 06

Posts: 28

Nostrils says:


Anyone using the A217 will see how much the road can be damaged by Road Surfacing and not proper maintenance.  However, just found out that the A217 North of M25 will be dug up for water/gas works and no doubt the council will use this as an excuse for not repairing the road.  Will they repair / resurface after, that is is the quesiton

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Jan 11

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aehewitt says:

no but very nearly.

The road from seaway cafe(Fridaythorpe) to Oxton roundabout then Scarborough or Bridlington.Theres plenty of work going on there and there very short of signs,Its a horrible feeling when you hit that stuff at speed.Look for the dust clouds from the cars not going at 20mph.

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Oct 10

Posts: 178

Mikeyy says:


i use that road nearly everyday and i know what your talking about. its very bad espicaily the surfaces of the roudabouts are very bad. id be very tempted to take some photos of the state of the roudabouts and some of the genral roadsurfaces along the A217. For me ive know what to expect along the road but imagine someone who hasnt ridden the road and comes across the bad parts and panics, epsecially one of the roundabouts as the entry to the roundabout is quiet blind to the right and has gravel and uneven surfaces as you aproach under braking.

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