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Last Saturday six of us packed into my son’s Mazda 5 to go on a picnic to celebrate my grandson’s fifteenth birthday. With all the picnic hampers, room was at a premium. Twenty minutes into the journey...
Your column ran an article in year 2000 regarding the chicanes on Copse Hill, Wimbledon, which were installed in early 1998 but by the summer of 1998 they were held to have been responsible for about 100...
I am a Parish Councillor in a Northumberland village and the County Highways have a policy to put in metre-wide speed humps as, they claim, inter alia, that full road-width humps are more damaging to things...
I wondered if you think it worth making a claim for compensation to a local council regarding damage to my car caused by a particular set of speed humps? In the past year, I have had three springs and...
Having recently visited Australia, driven from Melbourne to Sydney and driven around Perth and within rural areas, it was a welcome return to pleasurable driving. There was no aggressive driving and everyone...
I fully understand the reasons for introducing speed bumps and chicanes: to slow us down, as a lot of us tend not to obey speed restriction signs. A few weeks ago I was talking to a Health and safety expert....
In late November last year I was driving along a two-way urban 30mph road at 6.30pm, in pouring rain and dense traffic I suddenly felt two nasty bumps on the rear side, stopped in nearby layby and found...
Last week your correspondent (SD, London) complained about a pinch point and speed humps and the effect they were having on his property. However, he did say they slowed the traffic. I'm sure you will...
I agree with what you say about speed humps. I class them as a punishment although I’ve not done anything wrong. However, most speed humps near me are there because local residents complain about traffic...
I consider myself extremely lucky that when the spring broke on the front offside suspension on my Mondeo I was just backing out from my drive. No doubt potholes and speed bumps had finally taken their...
 

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