Getting the hump over supermarket speed ramp
I encountered this beastie today and it is without doubt the most vicious and brutal speed bump I have ever negotiated.
Apart from there being no warning signs - or any evidence of the construction thereof, this new hump has made the pedestrian crossing markings invisible to car drivers.
I am sure that it contravenes the rules regarding dimensions, signage or the invisible pedestrian crossing markings somewhere.
As careful as I am (sometimes) I will be giving Tesco Park Farm a miss until this is rectified. Will Ransom Shadoxhurst
The Tesco hump is indeed ‘brutal’ as was stated in last week’s paper.
I think it is a deliberate attempt to get us all to walk to the store. My new car had a shock when I went over it last week. It is too high and in my opinion it will damage cars.
For years, this exact spot has badly needed a traffic calming measure to stop not the young lads but middle aged male BMW drivers and Chelsea tractor driving women speeding round the bend.
It has been very dangerous for drivers to pull out of the petrol station because of these racing drivers.
I am glad Tesco has put up a speed bump there to avoid a serious accident, but it’s a pity that they did not get height of the hump correct. Devsiri Hewavidana Park Farm
The new speed hump at Tesco Park Farm is a disgrace.
I have a lowered car – fair enough that’s my fault – but it’s also my choice. I have a disabled premature son so parking close does help.
I came into the petrol station today not realising on my may out that I’d have to go over it. Even going over it at an angle I damaged the front of my car.
The height of the speed hump is ridiculous and shouldn’t be that high. Tesco will have a lot of complaints about cars being damaged and I think profits will go down as people will not shop there.
Are Tesco going to put in baby spaces over the other side of the car park and what about disabled spaces if they can’t get over it they will have to walk further? I really don’t think this has been thought through very well. Molly Martin Ashford
On a visit to Tesco at Park Farm last week I missed the speed bump on the way in as I went through the fuel station but I certainly noticed it on the way out though!
It already has many scrapes on it, indicating damage done to cars.
If Tesco really want to improve safety they should do something about the exit from the fuel station.
I will be shopping elsewhere until this hazard is removed. Denise McCombie Wye
Having visited Tesco at Park farm I am disgusted at the height of the speed bump they have installed.
It’s about 12 inches high. My car scraped the front and it cracked the front bumper. My car is a standard Skoda Fabia.
Needless to say I will not be shopping at Park Farm Tesco again. Michael Prett Kingsnorth
Drove over the new speed bump yesterday. Scraped on the way in and scraped on the way out despite reducing speed.
Will try crawling over it next time. If I still hear scraping, I’ll be switching supermarkets. Peter Curtis Singleton
The new ramp at Tesco Extra, Park Farm