Comment 94488

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted November 07, 2013 at 12:39:34 in reply to Comment 94448

If emergency vehicle response time is really an issue (i.e. if there is no alternative to reach a destination but take a route that requires crossing many speed bumps), the city could install "speed cushions":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rubber...

http://co2calculator.files.wordpress.com...

These slow down cars, but allow wide wheel base emergency vehicles to pass unimpeded.

Of course, the argument against speed bumps can equally be made against traffic lights: emergency vehicles must slow down (even more) to go through a red light. Similar for stop signs and other traffic control devices.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2013-11-07 12:41:00

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