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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Drivers Divided Over Speed Ramp - By Molly Mile­hamChap­pell

Scores of shop­pers have com­plained that their cars have been dam­aged by a su­per­mar­ket’s new speed ramp.

The Ken­tish Ex­press re­ported last week that a new speed bump de­signed to slow down shop­pers had been in­stalled at the Tesco Ex­tra in Park Farm, much to the dis­may of driv­ers.

The hump was in­stalled on the bend into the main car park of the store, be­hind the petrol sta­tion.

A pedes­trian cross­ing has been in place there for some time, but the new hump with road mark­ings has at­tracted a wave of crit­i­cism on­line.

Some have said there is not enough warn­ing of the high bump, while oth­ers have re­ported that they now in­tend to hump would still do the same job. about how dan­ger­ous it would be use the over­flow car park in­stead I am about to call the store to log for any­one to cross there just the – which can be reached with­out my dam­age with them. other day. cross­ing the new ramp. Oth­ers “The cross­ing is not a right of “It looks pretty sav­age and I’m have said they will boy­cott the way for pedes­tri­ans, as it does not sure my VXR will even get store in protest un­less the ramp not have the flash­ing bea­cons.” over it with­out get­ting smashed, is re­moved or low­ered. Karen Moss said: “I think but I’m still pleased they’ve done it.OnFace­book,res­i­dentsinAsh-I’ll­stick­tothe­carparkoffthe ford re­acted an­grily af­ter their round­about. I can un­der­stand “A year or so ago I saw a Tesco cars were re­port­edly dam­aged. the need for speed bumps but worker nearly get hit by a car

Si­mon Al­lan Pen­fold said: “This that’s ridicu­lously big. I feel bomb­ing round that cor­ner. is not good. I went over it whilst sorry for any­one with low­ered Sadly it’s much needed. man­age­ment was watch­ing at cars.” “It’s def­i­nitely go­ing to cost a crawl­ing speed, and I have But oth­ers noted the need for them cus­tomers. Glad I usu­ally suf­fered dam­age to my front traf­fic calm­ing on the ‘dan­ger­have my shop­ping de­liv­ered.” bumper. ous’ cor­ner. Agostinho As­cen­sao agreed,

“I yelled out that this is over Sharon Weeks said: “About say­ing: “About time, peo­ple the top. A smaller more sen­si­ble time. I was talk­ing to some­one al­ways speed­ing around there.”

‘It looks pretty sav­age. I’m not sure my VXR will even get over it’

The new ramp at Tesco Ex­tra, Park Farm

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