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> Speed Humps.., Save lives or a drain on motorist money?
gardeb
post Feb 23 2011, 10:39 PM
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but planners can hardly start considering cars from a byegone era as usual vehicles likely to be using the local roads. By your logic they should be considering non pneumatic tyres and model T fords
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Surely that is just the point, planners should consider all potential road users or the plan fails, otherwise only two wheeled user will get throughthe minefield.
It was also the condescending tone of another quote reply that annoyed.
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post Feb 23 2011, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (gardeb @ Feb 23 2011, 10:39 PM) *
It was also the condescending tone of another quote reply that annoyed.

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post Feb 23 2011, 11:15 PM
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I suspect speed humps are a 'necessary evil', but they come at a cost. I prefer the speed awareness signs that flash on when you are going too fast.

I suspect many motorists who pay lip service to speed limits (ie 30mph means 35-37mph dunnit?) prefer the flashing signs coz they have absolutely no impact on said motorist... Flashing sign? Big deal... it doesn't slow the majority down.. This sort of speed management tool has no effect on this motorist.. No nasty bump to negotiate, no recording of registration plate for Mr Plod.. ignore.... Carry on... (A bit pointless really)


Speed humps are a bit of a blunt tool but they can be effective in lowering average speeds.... at a cost... They're often introduced following political pressure from local Councillors who whip up a storm with local residents saying that the 'magic bumps' will result in every car going past their house at snail's pace.. The reality isn't quite like that.

Problems with them are noise (cars, buses and lorries bumping over them day and night) and repetitive strain injuries to vehicle suspensions.... The 'cushion' types are the default hump these days so that bus drivers don't get sore backs and so that ambulances aren't slowed, but they have no effect on motorbikes/scooters. And.. if you have a Lambo (or a Corsa wiv lowered suspension) you may find that your backside drags across the top of the humps...


The ONLY really effective traffic calmer is a PC with a speed gun...
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:25 PM
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I have no problem in the 4X4.
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:28 PM
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My son has no problems when he's delivering pizzas on his motorised toothbrush.... rolleyes.gif (I assume rolling eyes is permitted? He's so talented, my son.... <shakes head and sighs..> ) He can easily whizz along at 50mph on Kiln Road he tells me..
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 24 2011, 01:28 AM) *
My son has no problems when he's delivering pizzas on his motorised toothbrush.... rolleyes.gif (I assume rolling eyes is permitted? He's so talented, my son.... <shakes head and sighs..> ) He can easily whizz along at 50mph on Kiln Road he tells me..

Is he a learner?
Has he come off or had a prang yet?
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:46 PM
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All part of the learning process.... He's come off the pizza putt-putt a few times (and made a mess of the pizzas in the box) but he's got a 125 Aprilla (they never had bikes like that in my day for kids to play on....).. and he's very careful with that... Much like people ragging hire cars, I suppose you wouldn't be advised to buy a second hand Pizza Hut moped..
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:50 PM
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All part of the learning process....

Exactly - that's why I asked.

At least he has learned his limits now and got away with it.

Hope he takes it easy and doesn't get too carried away. Those 125's can go some these days!
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post Feb 23 2011, 11:50 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 23 2011, 11:46 PM) *
All part of the learning process.... He's come off the pizza putt-putt a few times (and made a mess of the pizzas in the box) but he's got a 125 Aprilla (they never had bikes like that in my day for kids to play on....)

I had a Suzuki GT250 back in 1980. Many years later (1994) my Honda NS125F, was just as powerful.
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post Feb 24 2011, 07:58 AM
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My point exactly.
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post Feb 24 2011, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 23 2011, 11:15 PM) *
I suspect many motorists who pay lip service to speed limits (ie 30mph means 35-37mph dunnit?) prefer the flashing signs coz they have absolutely no impact on said motorist... Flashing sign? Big deal...


But the sad face that flashes... sad.gif Hurts the heart!
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post Feb 24 2011, 09:51 AM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 23 2011, 11:15 PM) *
The ONLY really effective traffic calmer is a PC with a speed gun...

Or you could omit the "speed" bit there - even more effective!

QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 23 2011, 11:28 PM) *
He can easily whizz along at 50mph on Kiln Road he tells me..

Hope you registered your disapproval. wink.gif
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