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  • "If anyone can prove to me that any single one of these speed humps has saved a single life or reduced accidents where ever they are placed, I'll eat my hat.
    However, I can prove that they do many other things like, increase the time it takes for emergency vehicles to attend any incident and reduce the time to hospital when every minute counts.
    That they increase air pollution by the slowing of vehicles.
    That they increase wear on vehicles
    suspension systems even at very low speeds, less than the advised 20mph.
    That children have been killed in vehicular collisions at 5mph.

    They just don't work and are expensive to both install and maintain, as is evinced by the statement regarding costs to move something that is only in the planning stage at the moment.

    As for, 'traffic calming scheme is necessary because of additional traffic from a new housing development', what evidence does the council have to support that statement?
    Why don't the councillors get some potholes dug into the road, as this is a surefire way of calming traffic.
    Speeding is a matter for the Police to deal with by way of speed cameras and the Courts, not for Councils to try and predict a problem before it occurs."
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Plans for new road humps in Blackburn to go ahead

Plans for new road humps in Blackburn to go ahead

First published in News

TRAFFIC calming measures in Laburnum Road, Little Harwood, are set to go ahead despite concerns from residents.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning and highways committee is set to confirm the scheme despite householders worries about the siting of road humps.

One resident was concerned that the proposed ‘sleeping policemen’ designed to slow down drivers in the new 20mph zone would be inconvenient.

However another homeowner, in the road objected to his alternative proposals for the humps.

Officials also warned councillors that changing the proposals would substantially add to the scheme costs.

They are recommending the committee to authorise the original plan for the road humps.

The traffic calming scheme is necessary because of additional traffic from a new housing development at the end of Laburnum Road.

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