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Speed bump logic?

ascottaudio

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I just wanted to let others know about my speed bump theory:

They (speed bumps) only need to be made to a height that slows a car down to the aproximate speed limit of that particular street/road....that is to say..why make speed bumps that requires a car slow down to like 10k's(or less)...in a 50k street?????????????
Surely they should be at a height that lets the averege car travel at about the limit of the street/road.

This makes me so mad...that I always like to see how fast I can go..in between the bumps..

Cheers.
 

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they dont work ..... my aunty goes over them at like 80 and gets like almost airborn lol


if you went over one at say 40 km/h normal side street speed it would be quite possible to break something and would wear suspension very quickly
 

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^^^ which is why you slow down for them
 

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the ones at the shopping centre i work in are really narrow and high, also made out of checkerplate metal.

my car's legal ride height at all points, and it scuffs my cats when i go over them. have to hit them at ~30 degree angles.
 

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apparently they are designed so that an emergency vechle can hit them at high speed and they barely feel a thing... never tried it myself
 

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apparently they are designed so that an emergency vechle can hit them at high speed and they barely feel a thing... never tried it myself
i can tell you that is bullshit, we use speed humps for rattle tests in the ambos and cop cars, they bounce just as much as any other car.
 

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apparently they are designed so that an emergency vechle can hit them at high speed and they barely feel a thing... never tried it myself
trust me you will feel




















your head hit the dashboard.....


haha if an ambo went over it at say 80 that would be really dangerous for a patient yeah ? unless there's "emergency suspension" as well as "cop chip" lol
 

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If they were really serious about slowing people down to the limits instead of bumps they would have radar controlled spike strips which pop out of the road if you're speeding (and of coarse emergency vehicles would have the same system they use to make traffic lights go green to prevent their tires getting popped). If they were everywhere there would never be another speeding motorist, ever (cost prohibitive) lol

EDIT: Since I'm actually receiving negative rep for this, for those who can't figure it out this is sarcasm
 
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Thought it was crap, just heard it from somwhere a long time ago.... didnt really belive it myself, hence never tried it...

The humps i hate most are the square ones that are not as wide as the lane...
only one wheel goes over and they are stupidly high.
 

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in the work panel fan we cant hit them slow(below 40) or tools go everywhere. we found the lining them up, hitting the gas and hitting them at about 80 makes it smooth as a babies bum
 
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