[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads
steve at nexusuk.org
Fri Jul 11 11:34:40 BST 2008
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, David Earl wrote:
> At least the rules governing 20mph areas (not specifically Home Zones) have
> been relaxed a bit to make them easier to implement (though Cambridgeshire is
> till very reluctant, places like Hull and Portsmouth have been really
> progressive on this).
To be honest, I'm very surprised that councils haven't been sued under the
disability discrimination act for "speed cusions" since they can cause
people with back problems a lot of pain as the car goes over them.
(And besides, they are pretty useless since anyone driving a 4x4 has a
wide enough wheel-base to blast over them at whatever speed they want).
I've also read that they can cause hidden tyre damage that can lead to
blow-outs at high speed, so whilst the statistics may show that they
reduce low-speed accidents on housing estates they probably increase the
number of very serious high-speed accidents on other roads.
> but have a plate underneath which is a children's drawing all about
> slowing down (e.g. a snail).
I drove through Neath a few days ago and noticed that they had similar
signs - certainly an interesting idea (I have no idea how well it works
> Anyway, this is all rather off topic, sorry.
Indeed - interesting none the less though :)
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