Jersey City, in a place called New Jersey, wanted to deter speeders with some speedbumps. "Okay," the construction firm they hired said. "How about six inches high?" "No," the city replied. "It needs to be higher than that. Much, much higher." School busses flying through the air is the result.
Sure, speed bumps can be the bane of our existence, but we understand the need. Two in quick succession seems like overkill and three is just a dick move. But five? FIVE?!
Vancouver's experimenting with a new speed control creation near École Pauline Johnson Elementary — a painted optical illusion which drivers see as a little girl chasing a ball into traffic. Creepy. We'll call them "Child Bumps." (H/t to Byran!) [DiscoverMagazine]
Speed bumps will never cease to annoy, but a new concept design makes them more palatable by adding shock absorption, energy regeneration and a string of LED’s.
The police in Philadelphia are taking an ingenious step in an attempt to slow down motorists: deploying 3D speed bumps. Rather than going through the painstaking task of installing real speed bumps, the Philly police are simply laying down flat plastic "speed bumps" that mimic the real thing, all in an effort to fool…
While we're enjoying nice, mild post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas weather here in Southern California, the good folks of Illinois aren't so lucky, and neither are their speed bumps. Sheared from the road like a morning-fresh zit by an errant swipe of the Schick, this thump-causing traffic-regulator was shot by…