Speed Bumps

As a law-abiding motorist, speed bumps  ( cushions or humps) are an insult. Speed bumps are used by local authorities to satisfy the "need-to-be-seen-doing-something" demand of public opinion. Furthermore, speed bumps penalise smaller fuel efficient vehicle users whilst larger vehicles such as people carriers are exempt. My local Council informs me that speed bumps are targeted in lower income areas where their is a higher risk of danger(which doesnt exist I have discovered through a FOI request). This means that those who are reliant on a vehicle are more susceptible to continuos damage and expense all to satisfy the perception of politicians.
 Also, speedbumps are constructed in various shapes and sizes, so there is no "right" way to go over them. Councils tell us that if you are travelling within the speed limit then their shouldnt be any damage to your vehicle, but local repairmen know differently.
I am proposing that the building of speedbumps should be scrapped, and when the current ones are in disrepair then they should be removed. I am in favour of 20mph zones and other speed calming measures( such as single lane traffic) but speed bumps are only there to punish the law abiding majority.
 Furthermore, speedbumps are being put in areas where there has been NO accidents as a result of speed, further strengthening the view that local councillors all over Britain are using speedbumps to make themselves look good and not using our money to tackle the real problems on our roads like potholes.
The burden on motorists is already huge and having to repair our suspension everytime we go for an  MOT is theft.

Why is this idea important?

As a law-abiding motorist, speed bumps  ( cushions or humps) are an insult. Speed bumps are used by local authorities to satisfy the "need-to-be-seen-doing-something" demand of public opinion. Furthermore, speed bumps penalise smaller fuel efficient vehicle users whilst larger vehicles such as people carriers are exempt. My local Council informs me that speed bumps are targeted in lower income areas where their is a higher risk of danger(which doesnt exist I have discovered through a FOI request). This means that those who are reliant on a vehicle are more susceptible to continuos damage and expense all to satisfy the perception of politicians.
 Also, speedbumps are constructed in various shapes and sizes, so there is no "right" way to go over them. Councils tell us that if you are travelling within the speed limit then their shouldnt be any damage to your vehicle, but local repairmen know differently.
I am proposing that the building of speedbumps should be scrapped, and when the current ones are in disrepair then they should be removed. I am in favour of 20mph zones and other speed calming measures( such as single lane traffic) but speed bumps are only there to punish the law abiding majority.
 Furthermore, speedbumps are being put in areas where there has been NO accidents as a result of speed, further strengthening the view that local councillors all over Britain are using speedbumps to make themselves look good and not using our money to tackle the real problems on our roads like potholes.
The burden on motorists is already huge and having to repair our suspension everytime we go for an  MOT is theft.

Remove speed humps

Removal of speed humps, emergency services don't want them, motorist don't want them.
They serve no purpose at all apart from wrecking peoples veichles. Local councils either don't care about the regulatory maximum height for humps of  4.5" or 11.5cm or the contractors that install them just cant read a tape measure.

NO SPEED HUMP SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN THE LOWEST PRODUCTION MODEL CAR PRODUCED

Why is this idea important?

Removal of speed humps, emergency services don't want them, motorist don't want them.
They serve no purpose at all apart from wrecking peoples veichles. Local councils either don't care about the regulatory maximum height for humps of  4.5" or 11.5cm or the contractors that install them just cant read a tape measure.

NO SPEED HUMP SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN THE LOWEST PRODUCTION MODEL CAR PRODUCED

Relax rules on traffic calming lighting

Many rural villages such as mine suffer from high speed traffic as a reuslt of cut backs in police spending and a lack of enforcement. In my village 89% of people are concerned about speeding vehicles, and 69 would support traffic calming measures, but we are a rural village with no street lighing. CUrrent legislation insists on traffic calming measure bein lit, lest god forsake someone shoudl crach into them and have an accident! where is the irony in that? We do not wantot urbanise our village but are stuck with the need for traffic calming, witht he problem of not being able ot get it due ot he lack of street lights, or if we can get traffic calming, the cost is too prohibitive due ot he need ot install lighting.

RElax the laws…. if a car crashes into traffic calming measures, then surely they are driving without due car and attention in the first place!

Why is this idea important?

Many rural villages such as mine suffer from high speed traffic as a reuslt of cut backs in police spending and a lack of enforcement. In my village 89% of people are concerned about speeding vehicles, and 69 would support traffic calming measures, but we are a rural village with no street lighing. CUrrent legislation insists on traffic calming measure bein lit, lest god forsake someone shoudl crach into them and have an accident! where is the irony in that? We do not wantot urbanise our village but are stuck with the need for traffic calming, witht he problem of not being able ot get it due ot he lack of street lights, or if we can get traffic calming, the cost is too prohibitive due ot he need ot install lighting.

RElax the laws…. if a car crashes into traffic calming measures, then surely they are driving without due car and attention in the first place!