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You frequently write about possible damage caused to buildings by road humps. The High Street in Berkhamsted used to be the A41 but was renumbered A4251 when the bypass was opened in 1993, and was then subjected to "traffic calming" - a 20 mph limit with road narrowing and raised speed tables.

Heavy lorries still travel along this road, and there is a raised pedestrian crossing/speed table close to the scene of this collapse:

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Could well be. I used to use this street coming back from car auctions in Leyton Buzzard (nowclosed down). I thought that Berhhamsted High Street was one of the better schemes. But vehicles mounting speed tables would certainly send tremors through the ground. The insurers of that building need to take this into account.
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