An expert motoring website, Honest John, has recently announced that speed bumps are a significant threat to vehicle safety as well as road conditions.
The site has actually suggested that speed bumps are causing damage to a vehicle’s tyres and suspension, and has suggested that the government should change their strategy to slowing down drivers.
It is unclear whether this would mean more police, more speed cameras, or some other measure.
The website, Honest John, has actually released a statement that says, “By continuing to ignore this problem, councils and legislators risk not only endangering drivers, but also damaging Britain’s road network.”
Although the damage to leased cars is not thought to be immediate, after going over the bumps for a prolonged period of time cars have experienced significant damages.
A representative of the site added, “Any vehicle that mounts a speed hump sends shockwaves through the ground, damaging the substructure of the road and potentially even buildings and walls in close proximity.”
The site has suggested that this damage could cause the council millions of pounds per annum in road repairs, and that there must be a more cost effective way to reduce the speed of drivers. Honest John have therefore asked for local authorities to be more open minded about other speed prevention techniques, however a council or government official has not been available for a comment.
As 62% of drivers are dissatisfied with the state of the British roads, according to a survey by Exchange and Mart, it seems that alternative measures need to be put into place. In the meantime it is suggested that car leasing drivers be especially careful and drive at a reduced speed when going over speed bumps.