The Institute of Highway Engineers have explained the rules around speed humps after a story hit the national press about residents in Waltham Forest on the outskirts of London who have complained that the thumping of vehicles over humps have caused damage to their houses.
The Daily Mail reported people living next to them have shown how the traffic calming measures “have left cracks in their walls” and that “locals have been subject to misery after Waltham Forest Council installed the bumps on Old Church Road in Chingford, last year”.
The report says huge buses and HGVs “crash over the speed bumps and cause homes to vibrate, windows to creak and items in their homes to rattle throughout the day”.
Neil Levett, a director of the IHE was interviewed by Evan Davis on the PM programme. You can listen to the whole feature here (with thanks to the BBC):
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