September 3, 2011, 2:48 pm
[quote name='fiesta_lad' timestamp='1315077074' post='142682']
They are a pain in the arse
I live near a really awkward one in a rural area, It's on a hill, and I even caught the nose of a MK7 Fiesta style on it. I haven't dared to try it in my Zetec S! It's really high and steep and very awkward in a normal car. Other than that I live in a modern village development and there's speed bumps everywhere. Most people won't slow down for them, others feel the need to slow right down.
The one's with the rubbery parts on them, they can break off in sub zero temperatures, leaving metal bolts sticking up 2-3 inches in the road, had this happen to one of ours a few years back, and there were many punctures in the few days it took to be fixed...
When I recently visited Buckley, just outside Wrexham, they had speed bumps that were literally painted onto the road!
I don't object to the built in chicanes as traffic calming, they liven up a straight road