This is the type I encounter the most:
Having a decent sized car, I can generally straddle the bump with minimal disturbance.
So I don't tend to slow down so I don't cause extra pollution.
Aren't I a good citizen?
The BBC are carrying this story today about how Councils are being urged to redesign their humps and bumps to reduce the extra pollution they are causing.
Nobody is actually saying how though. Surely the pollution problem is due to people driving slower then quicker then slower again?
But isn't the whole point of the speed bumps to get people driving slower?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said "smooth" driving would cut air pollution, linked to 25,000 deaths a year in England. 507 pedestrians or cyclists were killed in the whole of Britain's roads in 2013 so the removal of speed bumps must be a no-brainer! Amazing what you can prove with statistics.
I'd rather that the Councils spent their speed bump budgets on fixing pot-holes - that way, money would be going on preventing further damage to car suspension rather than causing it.
Meanwhile, I don't believe that this is an undoctored picture: