Speed humps are the big­gest I’ve ever seen

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Lorries Slowly Destroying Grade Ii Listed Home -

I rarely find my­self say­ing ‘hear, hear’ when Jeremy Clark­son ex­presses an opinion on any­thing.

But ‘hear, hear’ it is from me on the sub­ject of the enor­mous speed humps on Ul­ley Road, Ken­ning­ton.

By all means have traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures, par­tic­u­larly where schools are close by, but these humps are ab­so­lutely moun­tain­ous in com­par­i­son with any oth­ers I have seen any­where.

They rat­tle and risk a car’s sus­pen­sion and axles, even at very slow speeds, are way too high and are po­ten­tially lethal for cy­clists.

They should be re­moved as a mat­ter of ur­gency and re­placed with less danger­ous traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures.

How­ever, who­ever is charged with the task of get­ting on to the humps to re­move them will need to bring ropes and a set of cram­pons, as I can tell them from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, it is a long way up. Mike Bell Ken­ning­ton

I con­demn Mr Clark­son and his team for their prac­tice of en­cour­ag­ing reck­less driv­ing and the BBC for al­low­ing it. Ted Prangnell Ken­ning­ton

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