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Letters to the editor: Issue 537 22 Jan 2010

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Tactile paving – a danger to pedestrians in wintry weather?

Dave Holladay, Glasgow

Boarding a train last month I slipped on tactile paving that was retaining a layer of icy slush and ended up flat on my back with a foot under the train’s step-board.

In the process I managed to crack a rib, the growing pain from which left me in agony, until I got some heavy duty painkillers. Discussing this and other experiences with tactile paving I get an impression that this feature has the potential to create a greater risk when the pimples or ridges aid the retention of slush or...

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