Petition to ban surface dressing launched

Published: 15 August 2014

An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures.

The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface dressing; the method of adding a layer of liquid tar and then gravel that poses such a danger to motorcyclists.

Surface dressing is considered a cheap way of adding extra life to roads but can leave motorcyclists suffering weeks of danger because of the piles of gravel left behind.

The damage to cycle parts and fairings can be significant as the stones are flung from sticky tyres, and the shot-blasting effect from other road users can be both destructive, and painful.

The petition is at: