When we here the news that traffic accidents are on the increase due to speeding drivers most people jump to the conclusion rubber speed bumps are the answer, but this is not always true!
As a real life example and one I can witness on a daily basis, rubber speed bumps installed on the road outside my home have actually made the road more dangerous to both drive on and cross!
Why were these speed bumps installed
Outside my home there is a rather long and very well maintained road. It is free from traffic during the weekends and evenings and there are were no traffic calming measures or speed cameras.
Not only did racers enjoy breaking the speed limit along this road, but local car showrooms would bring test drives along the road to demonstrate how these expensive cars can hand-break turn, accelerated from 0-100kmh and generally drive like a bunch of idiots!
So due to the problem with dangerous and speeding drivers local residents requested speed bumps to be installed to slow the traffic down and deter dangerous driving, but it has only made matters worse!
Why is the driving more dangerous now?
There are many problems with the choice to use long speed bumps to slow down drivers, so it is difficult where to start so I’ll write the problems in no specific order as each one is as important as the next:
There are no warning signs!
The speed bumps have been installed but there is no warning to tell drivers that they are there! So, drivers who are use to flying down the road and break neck speeds continue to do so until they are forced to slam on their breaks to slow down!
This alone has caused one accident this week!
The installation hasn’t been thought out!
Then there is the problem with the installation. Two two length rubber speed bumps have been installed right after one another on either side of the road in a staggered arrangement.
This causes two problems:
- Cars slow to an almost stand still when driving over them increasing the chance of rear end collision.
- Most drivers just avoid the bumps altogether and drive on the opposite side of the road while maintaining there already high-speed!
The wrong tool for the job
So we have a traffic calming solution which has actually created an even more dangerous driving environment what should have been done?
Rather than using long length speed bumps, speed cushions should have been installed across the entire length of the road, this would not only slow traffic down but would also prevent drivers from driving on the wrong side of the road!
Rubber speed cushions are also better for emergency service vehicles as they can straddle the cushion and not need to slow down while on call.
Sino Concept Rubber Speed Cushions
Sino Concept are a French owned and operated manufacturer of rubber speed cushions based in China.
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