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JT
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2009 12:01:00 AM

Should speed bumps/speed tables be used as a speed deterrent?
Yes, they slow traffic effectively
Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
Yes, they work, although they can damage vehicles
No, they slow down traffic too much
No, they cause other troubles
I don't know what they are
No opinio
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 9:18:52 AM

no, they cause other troubles
US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 12:31:25 AM

No, they cause other troubles
sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:21:11 AM

No, they cause other troubles
US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:07:22 AM

Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:49:01 AM

Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 6:43:40 PM

Only in parking lots and of reasonnable size.
jcmyhrt
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:33:37 AM

Definitely especially in residential areas where there are bound to be kids!
dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:54:32 AM

no, my vote is a 44 mag.
yojeffree
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 9:02:24 PM

Yes Yes Yes !! We dont have enough traffic to have Patrol too often, But every car flies all day long. Speed Bumps is the ONLY resolution !!
Tanner_1
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2012 12:35:11 PM

Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
jwalkerh
Champion Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2012 4:09:22 AM

Yes, in some places
pcprof
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 3:59:22 AM

No, they cause other troubles
googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 8:04:25 AM

No, they cause other troubles
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2011 10:16:13 PM

it would help
mattsage
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 9:09:40 AM

No, they cause other troubles
PusaKuting
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 8:58:34 AM

yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2011 6:01:01 AM

Yes.
LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2011 12:06:05 AM

Yes, they slow traffic effectively. There are 5 speed bumps on our street even the whole street is about 1/3 mile long.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2011 11:30:06 AM

Yes, they are there for a good reason - safety and prevention of the loss of life.
g747
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2011 8:46:30 PM

Yes i do!!!!!!!!!!!.
g747
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 1:30:41 AM

Yes, in some high crime areas where our little children,adults,are vulnerable to be struck & killed,by criminals running from the law.
hyacinthd
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2010 9:31:49 PM

Yes, they slow down fast drivers.
SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2010 1:18:59 AM

Yes, they work, although they can damage vehicles
bja0030
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2010 11:14:29 PM

NO
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2010 10:58:19 PM

no
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2010 6:37:51 AM

Speed bumps cause trouble and are dangerous is some cases. There is no replacement for active law enforcement.
GT2er
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2009 2:12:04 PM

Yes, they slow traffic effectively

I think speed bumps are appropriate in some place. If everybody drove sensibly, we would not need speed bumps anywhere.

[Edited by: GT2er at 11/13/2009 2:13:08 PM EST]
Winoscientist
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2009 1:37:43 PM

I still think the mobile radar guided mini-rocket launchers that would take out tires would be more useful to intimidate fast traffic.
mattressman13
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2009 4:03:20 PM

Abolsolutely...
TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2009 3:05:43 PM

Ok in parking lots, shopping centers, private roads, unintended short cut streets, some residential school zones and streets where people don't have enough control over their children to keep them out of the street.
Re_Born_N_Christ
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2009 6:05:11 PM

I Personally say no because of the fast that they slow down & also cause damage to Emergency Vehicles.
MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2009 4:42:02 PM

no
MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2009 10:18:12 AM

no
EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 6:26:33 PM

Of course speed bumps should be used. If you damage your vehicle going over them, it's a very good chance you are going too fast anyway.
mattressman13
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 2:31:13 PM

Absolutely...They are usually used in areas where the speed limit are
20 mph and in kid areas.
MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 2:29:00 PM

No
HarrisonL
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 12:24:04 PM

yes they work, although they can damage vehicles
mike1953CA
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 12:10:19 PM

Yes, they slow traffic effectively
jaguar01
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2009 12:57:30 PM

They do serve their purpose, I always slow down for speed bumps.
prince_of_ua2009
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2009 7:54:35 AM

people are people
if they are in a rush they will just about
break every rule on the bible
gooddealgirl
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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 11:17:13 PM

Yes, they slow traffic effectively, Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places,Yes, they work, although they can damage vehicles - I say saving a life is worth all of these inconveniences.
I lost an animal and many on my street have and had many close calls because people drive through my residential neighborhood with a speed limit of 30 at over 60 particularly in the afternoons. I am so fearful to get my own mail, I drive up to the mailbox as I come home.

I wish they had them here or just blocked the street since it is used as a pass through to the drug neighborhood close by but the residents don't want them! Personally, I view those that oppose this as short-sighted, as I think it would raise the value of our property and cut down on crime.
mlx999
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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 11:33:34 AM

No, they cause other troubles
crusader1975
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Message Posted: May 15, 2009 11:43:51 PM

They would damage vehicles, because they come upon you too quickly.
leveit2clever
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Message Posted: May 14, 2009 4:38:56 PM

Yeah I think speed bums definitely slows traffic - you have to slow down or stop as they totter across an intersection.
MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 14, 2009 3:10:36 PM

no
CRAZYKAYFREAK
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: May 14, 2009 1:30:45 PM

Maybe if it somewhere there is a lot of foot traffic or kids around. I am not fond of them though. If I am going to fly, I'm going to fly over a speed bump if it is there. They suck when you have to pee. :-)
StreekyD
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Message Posted: May 12, 2009 2:27:36 PM

The faster you go over them the less effective they are
mattressman13
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Message Posted: May 12, 2009 1:45:02 PM

Speed bumps are like unions. They are the lesser of two evils
MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 11, 2009 6:46:01 PM

Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places
Mudsprings
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Message Posted: May 11, 2009 6:44:45 PM



← Yes, but they sometimes appear in unneeded places.

We just got back from two weeks in Cabo San Lucas. The speed bumps down there and all over Mexico are fun. They show up in unexpected and unmarked places. They are much taller than what I'm used to in the states. Hit them at anything faster than 5 MPH and you go flying. Once going through Ensenada I was literally airborne. Never saw it and was going about 35 MPH.

GasMiserGod
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Message Posted: May 11, 2009 10:28:33 AM

I just had speed bumps installed in my parking lot. It has made a huge difference; people are still using my lot as a cut through - but they're doing it slower. Which seems silly, but it only takes one person getting hit by a car - is a shortcut worth vehicular manslaughter?

And to everyone who claims speed bumps wreck suspensions, you're right. They do. That's how they work, you slow down enough, and the suspension will be all right - you don't? Utter, and complete, destruction of everything you hold dear. Which is a car. Which is sad. Almost as sad as the loss of human life that could occur in a vehicle/human collision.

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