The installation of speed humps on the approach road to the Willow Brook shopping centre in Bradley Stoke has completely eliminated accidents, according to the centre’s manager Scott Lahive.
Traffic calming measures were installed on the road twelve months ago, following a series of accidents that the centre said were attributable to speeding.
Mr Lahive reported in a written response to this week’s meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group:
“Prior to installation there had been 58 reported incidents. In the twelve months since installation there has been 0 (zero) reported incidents.”
The humps have been criticised for giving drivers “too much of a jolt”. There have also been claims that the obstacles cause damage to vehicles, affecting suspension, steering components and wheel alignment.
Replying to the criticism, Mr Lahive wrote:
“We are unaware of any reports of vehicle damage. It would be unlikely that these bumps cause damage or indeed to apportioning blame to these bumps where the town in general has many.”
Three sets of speed cushions were removed in February, “in order to aid traffic flow”, a move which the centre said had been made in response to customer feedback
Mr Lahive added:
“The situation is continuously monitored. At the moment there are no plans to remove any more of the speed bumps.”
“Whilst we appreciate this may be unpopular, the greatly improved standard of safety speaks for itself.”
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