We’re plagued by speed humps
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