Car insurance - Speed bumps 'to help slow down drivers'

Friday, 21 December 2007

Speeding traffic in Selkirk, Scotland, will be permanently calmed by the installation of speed humps.

The £30,000 initiative will see humps built in several road across Eildon following agreements made between the area committee and Scottish Borders Council.

Temporary chicanes will be removed from various problem areas, the Selkirk Advrtiser reported.

Humps will be put in place in The Loan, Kirk Wynd, Market Place, High School Lane and Goslawdales, the newspaper said.

Chairperson of Selkirk Community Council Bob Kerr said: "I think the speed humps are a good idea and if they do the job and slow traffic down, then the roads will be much safer for children."

He added that objections were considered but the committee decided the new speed bumps were "necessary in the interest of safety, particularly around the school".

Speeding cars have also caused chaos in one Black Country street, according to the Express and Star.

Queens Road resident Emma Hume told the newspaper that four cars had been destroyed in crashes in the last year and called for speed bumps to be installed, which will hopefully also cut down on car insurance claims.

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