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[*] Post 430949 posted on 20-3-2011 at 14:48 Reply With Quote
speed tables, bumps and humps

Last year a very young child who was crossing a road without adult supervision was killed by a 4x4 travelling at the legal limit of 30. The small child had no chance against such a big car even though the investigation proved that the driver had been doing the legal limit.

The local people want, and have been campaigning for, traffic calming meaures to be put in place so that other children are safer and there is talk of a speed table being put in place and "possibly" a pedestrian crossing. There is not going to be a reduction in the speed limit.

What traffic calming measures have worked well in your area?
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[*] Post 430951 posted on 20-3-2011 at 15:23 Reply With Quote

We have speed bumps, low speed limits and Pelican crossings near schools, I cannot think of anything, short of banishing all motor vehicles, which could logically be done elsewhere.

I seem to remember there used to be lots of TV adverts teaching road safety - Green cross code, Tufty Club etc., - whatever happened to them ?
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[*] Post 430953 posted on 20-3-2011 at 15:24 Reply With Quote

Speed humps are usually fairly effective, but you'll always get a few idiots that insist on taking them high speed, then they moan like hell when their suspension gets damaged.

That said, perhaps parents should try ensure that their young children aren't wandering about in the road ?
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