The whiting on the floor

It was clear to me that when speed humps started to be installed on our roads, that nobody thought about snowploughs. The avenue on which I live has full width speed humps along its length, and during the recent snowfalls it was ploughed and gritted several times. The noise as the plough banged and crashed its way over the humps was truly diabolical. Further, in order that the plough could negotiate the humps, it was obvious that the operator was having to run the plough higher than necessary in order to clear the road surface properly. The sooner these ghastly obstructions are removed the better.

Asked on 10 April 2010 by D.T., Edinburgh

Answered by Honest John
There must have been considerable damage to the snowplow and to the humps. 'Speed cushions' are particularly dangerous when hidden under snow. Cars can slide down the sides of them into other cars parked beside.
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