A BUMP IN THE ROAD AHEAD

Stirling Times - - Opinion -

BE­LIEVE you me Mr Straker, you don’t want speed bumps in­stalled on your street.

If you are un­lucky to have a set ad­ja­cent to your prop­erty they will cause you much grief in the sense that they are a noise an­noy­ance and more im­por­tantly the po­ten­tial hazard to your grand­chil­dren, sim­ply by mo­torists by­pass­ing them via your front lawn.

In many speed hump lo­ca­tions the City of Stir­ling has in­stalled bol­lards on peo­ple’s lawns to pre­vent mo­torists avoid­ing them.

The City can give no clear in­di­ca­tion as to the pur­pose of bol­lards but com­mon sense in most peo­ple should clear up the rea­son why.

Credit must be given where it is due, though.

The humps do re­duce speed­ing but it’s a trade off.

The safety they bring to the street is at the ex­pense of the un­lucky ad­ja­cent res­i­dents and if you think you are be­ing treated with in­dif­fer­ence now, it’s noth­ing com­pared to what you will ex­pe­ri­ence if you draw the short straw and have them in front of your home and want them out. I speak from ex­pe­ri­ence; be care­ful what you wish for.

There­fore I can not see why the City of Stir­ling does not re­move them from where they’re not wanted and put them where they are wanted.

Af­ter all, I do pay my rates. MARIA MELECA, Bal­catta

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