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Speed bumps in Charlottetown not effective on speeders

A vehicle slows down before driving over a portable speed bump situated on Willow Avenue near Elm Street Elementary School.
A vehicle slows down before driving over a portable speed bump situated on Willow Avenue near Elm Street Elementary School. - SaltWire Network
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

City councillors are often asking for speed bumps in their wards to slow down drivers.

However, the manager of public works says studies show they are not a long-term effective stategy to reduce speeds on neighbourhood streets.

Scott Adams said drivers tend to slow down to go over the speed bump but speed up again as soon as they are over the object.

Adams said one strategy for reducing speeds is to incorporate new design elements that have been proven effective to slow down traffic and make the streets safer.

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