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Recycled humps mean quieter bumps

Thursday 18th March 2010

Rubber speed bumps are being used to cut traffic speed in a Leicestershire village.

The innovative safety measures, made from recycled rubber tyres, are the first of their kind in the county.

As well as being quicker and easier to install than the concrete type, they are much quieter, more environmentally-friendly and more economical to produce.

The council has introduced four pairs of speed bumps and a speed table (a speed bump covering the width of the road with a flat section in the middle) along Barkby Road in Syston.

Lesley Pendleton, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “This modern type of speed measure is made of recycled material which is far less energy-intensive to produce.”

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