Why can we use speed bumps on our block?

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Why can we use speed bumps on our block?

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The speed bump is an increased hazard to the unwary a challenge to the daredevil a disruption of the movement of emergency vehicles and the cause of an undesirable increase in noise. Courts have held public agencies liable for personal injuries resulting from faulty design. Because speed bumps have considerable potential for liability suits, many officials have rejected them as a standard traffic control device on public streets. In addition, tests of various experimental designs have demonstrated the physical inability of a speed bump to successfully control all types of light-weight and heavy-weight vehicles. The drive of a softsprung sedan is actually encouraged to increase speed for a better ride over a bump that may cause other motorists to lose control. The city does install speed bumps as a part of our Traffic Calming Program. Please contact (904) 630-CITY (2489) for additional information.

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*The speed bump is an increased hazard to the unwarya challenge to the daredevila disruption of movement of emergency vehiclesand the cause of an undesirable increase in noise. *Courts have held public agencies liable for personal injuries resulting from faulty design. Because speed bumps have considerable potential for liability suits, many jurisdictions have rejected them as a standard traffic control device on public streets. *In addition, tests of various experimental designs have demonstrated the physical inability of a speed bump to successfully control all types of light-weight and heavy-weight vehicles. The driver of a soft-sprung sedan may be inclined to increase speed to achieve a better ride over a bump that may cause other motorists to lose control. *Adapted from the Institute of Transportation Engineers District 10, Traffic Information Program Series The local topography and alignment of streets in San Clemente involve significant horizontal curvature and longitudinal grad

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