Saturday, March 08, 2008

those pesky road humps

'They damage cars and give drivers a nasty jolt, but now speed bumps have been found guilty of an even worse crime — they are helping to destroy the planet..... Humps are a crude, uncomfortable and noisy way of slowing people down and this research has shown they are also environmentally damaging.... The traffic-calming measures double the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption by forcing drivers to brake and accelerate repeatedly, according to a study commissioned by the AA' reported a British newspaper.

I could certainly add to that list. Here in Jordan they are mostly invisible, any paint that had been on them has long gone. They are all different shapes and sizes and come upon you without warning in the most strange places. The scars in the road testify to their lack of visibility. And what about the emergency services? Must take ambulances and police cars more time to get to their destinations. T

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

So that's what Fergie must have been singing about in the song "My Hump"! She must have been sick of unnecessary and overused speed bumps, as well. :P

Saturday, March 08, 2008  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Nice post. Good to know these speed bumps aren't just annoying they're also killing the planet. Although, I must admit with the way people drive here, I've been wishing my street had a couple. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008  

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