Most drivers will encounter speed bumps on their daily commute, and when you’re in a rush to get to your destination they can sometimes seem like a hindrance. Speed bumps are important though – causing drivers to slow down in hazardous areas, potentially saving lives.
According to the Daily Mail – residents living on Ings Lane, Doncaster, have been pleading with their local council to re-surface their pot-hole strewn, poor excuse of a road. Despite 20 years of pleading, the council has refused to repair the road, claiming it was not under their jurisdiction.
The desperate residents thought they’d finally solved the problem by paying £6,000 to have the road professionally re-surfaced, with three speed bumps as an additional safety measure. And incredibly, after one complaint about the new speed bumps, made by a local farmer, the council sent workmen to examine the lane immediately; and have now attempted to dig up their new road.
When the residents saw this happening, they rushed out and pleaded with the workmen, which worked momentarily; until they were then threatened with arrest if they tried to stop the workmen digging up the road again.
Speed bumps… Love them or hate them, they are a proven method of traffic calming, and exist to aid the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike.
Article compiled by: Laura Pay-Savage