Calls to dump
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