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Huyton Hoofer

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Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« on: Apr 12, 2008, 14:37 »
The stretch from the mini roundabout outside Dave Heron Cycles / Gatenbys, to the turn in to the tip road adjacent to the Paving Factory and the Traffic lights to the top of the Avenue. That'll slow the boy racers down whilst at the same time pushing a lot of Teesside bound traffic onto the A688 to pick up the A177 at Metal Bridge. Not unusual on a week day to see traffic queueing from the bottom of Coxhoe to the lights at peak times.

All we need now is a little bit of this:-

http://www.biertijd.com/mediaplayer/flvplayer.swf?file=http://media.biertijd.com/movies/200610/onderen.flv&autostart=true&fs=true

on the roundabout at the bottom of Cornforth Lane to stop the rat run through the No Entry signs in the most congested street with the worst sight lines in the village. Either that or we'll have a kid seriously injured as they leave school one day as the law breakers speed through to save a minute in their busy or should i say bone idle lives.

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Re: Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 22:19 »
I always wondered about those no entry signs !!

Heres me driving round, and I see the bloke behind me just carring straight on cutting through

I just thought he lived on the end.......  but now I think different.....     :evil:

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Re: Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 23:33 »

I wonder if anyone has ever worked out the financial cost and the cost to the environment of speed humps.

My car has, like many others, a computer to work out the m.p.g.  At a steady 30mph it will give around 36mpg. I reset the computer when on an estate with speed humps. It worked out at 19mpg as I covered a few miles there.

Those speed bumps were put there to stop idiots speeding, but they don't work. Those who steal cars don't give a hoot how fast they drive over them, and how many time have you had someone driving up your exhaust pipe because you slow down to go over them?

More muddled Government and local council thinking.

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Re: Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 23:04 »
I agree.
Speed humps are the spawn of Hades and their placement quickens the demise of humankind.

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Re: Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 11:33 »
I used to laugh when they were called sleeping policemen.  My Dad used to joke "If a copper was sleeping in the road to catch me out - I would run over him"  he he he .

I find that they can be very useful if they are placed correctly.  By this I mean in the right place and at the right spacing.  Sometimes they are put in the most odd places and often they are too close together, which means that rather than slowing people down to a sensible speed, they actually impede progress!

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 21:21 »
Those who steal cars don't give a hoot how fast they drive over them, and how many time have you had someone driving up your exhaust pipe because you slow down to go over them?

Perhaps not Lancelot but it may make the boys in their pimped up Saxo's think twice before hurtling down a busy road at 100 mph, especially when it places their "big bore", noisy as **** stainless steel exhaust pipes at risk.

Oh for a quieter life free from the bbrrrmmmm bbrrrmmmm bbrrrmmmm of the boy racers.

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008, 00:28 »
I used to laugh when they were called sleeping policemen.  My Dad used to joke "If a copper was sleeping in the road to catch me out - I would run over him"  he he he .

I find that they can be very useful if they are placed correctly.  By this I mean in the right place and at the right spacing.  Sometimes they are put in the most odd places and often they are too close together, which means that rather than slowing people down to a sensible speed, they actually impede progress!

They also have other problems aswel as low mpg, they put out tracking on the front wheels. Gridding speedbumps , them ones that make youre car vibrate e.g going into bishop middleham via quarry road loosens bolts and all sorts.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008, 00:31 »
Perhaps not Lancelot but it may make the boys in their pimped up Saxo's think twice before hurtling down a busy road at 100 mph, especially when it places their "big bore", noisy as **** stainless steel exhaust pipes at risk.

Oh for a quieter life free from the bbrrrmmmm bbrrrmmmm bbrrrmmmm of the boy racers.


done up saxo's ive seen gown men in bmw's and audi's drive worse than some newbie drivers i.e 17-21 year olds.


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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008, 02:41 »
They also have other problems aswel as low mpg, they put out tracking on the front wheels. Gridding speedbumps , them ones that make youre car vibrate e.g going into bishop middleham via quarry road loosens bolts and all sorts.

I know, I followed you once, remember LOL, tried to keep up in my lear jet but you lost me. :-)

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 14:37 »

done up saxo's ive seen gown men in bmw's and audi's drive worse than some newbie drivers i.e 17-21 year olds.


Aye, but they are a little quieter about it. Not the quality of the driving but the speed that concerns me. We've all seen the bunches of flowers and the road side memorials to young drivers. There's quite a few round this way.

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 08, 2008, 21:33 »
The Avenues got it's speed humps as of today.

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Re: Speed Humps. Coming to a Village near you soon.
« Reply #11 on: Aug 09, 2008, 10:53 »
I suspect the new roudnabout and speed bunps will not help local businesses which we need to keep this village alive.

not sure what the answer is - any ideas anyone?

jw

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