Linking harms

Yet another complaint about speed humps. Yesterday my car passed its MOT after a drop link was replaced. In August my son's car had to have a drop link replaced to cure a rattle and in July my wife's car passed its MOT test after a drop link was replaced. When I spoke to the local garage mechanic he said, "We get loads of these all the time, and it’s due to the speed humps". Blackburn is notorious for its speed humps and it is impossible to get into the town without negotiating humps.

Asked on 5 December 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Broken drop links and chewed up tyre inner shoulders seem to be the main victims of speed cushions. Also, quite a few elderly pedestrians trip over them and break their legs, so speed cushions are directly injuring the very people they are supposed to protect.
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