We’re plagued by speed humps

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Fundraiser -

I would like to pass com­ment on your re­cent cov­er­age of the speed humps (ac­tu­ally of­fi­cially, they are speed cush­ions be­cause they are not the full width of the road) in Ul­ley Road, Ken­ning­ton.

My home town of Whit­stable is also plagued by th­ese up­turned pot­holes, which in the real world only re­ally af­fect the small­est of cars which are not very wide.

Large cars and big­ger ve­hi­cles just strad­dle them and so they do not re­ally present much of a prob­lem for driv­ers.

But, if you are stand­ing by them and some­body does drive over them, the vi­bra­tions can be felt, so prob­lems with dam­age to build­ings and un­der ground ser­vices can be ap­pre­ci­ated as one of your read­ers has al­ready high­lighted.

Ev­ery­body nowa­days seems to think they live on a ‘race track’ so de­mand th­ese things down their road, so as to de­ter traf­fic from us­ing it, but are not so keen when out driv­ing on their own jour­neys.

Af­ter all, how of­ten do you hear peo­ple say that they choose a cer­tain route be­cause it has more traf­fic calm­ing, speed cam­eras or 20mph speed lim­its?

We then come to the ‘think of the chil­dren’ emo­tive ar­gu­ment, but as school chil­dren will only be around a few hours of the day and given how of­ten are schools shut for holidays, then this does not carry much weight as an ar­gu­ment. If it did, coun­cils would em­ploy lol­lipop staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Terry Hud­son, Rus­sell Drive, Whit­stable

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