Variation in grip level is inevitable throughout the seasons and dynamic problems, like diesel spills and mud on the road are hard to address by their very nature. However, manhole covers can be called a static hazard, because all 10 million of them don't generally move.

As such, new non-slip composite technology could be used to replace them, providing grip levels comparable to the surrounding road surface. Utilising this technology would save lives first and foremost, but also huge amounts of public money, through lower maintenance costs, longer life and guarantees, as well as the fact they they have no resale value and cannot be stolen for scrap value.

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