Speed bumps are a last resort as speeding fix

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Quick, what’s the first remedy suggested by people who are fed up with lead-footed drivers?

If your answer is speed bumps you’d be right.

Cities have good reasons for not wanting to install them when people ask for them. Speed bumps are not preferred because they cause all vehicles to be forced to slow down for them – including fire engines and police cars – and at times a driver will speed up to make up for lost time.

“We especially don’t like to do that on collector streets or anything above, an arterial or expressways – that just kind of defeats the purpose,” said City Manager Tom Westbrook.

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