Removal of Speed Breakers From National Highways


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The road transport ministry has asked state governments and agencies like NHAI, state PWDs and BRO to remove all speed breakers from highways, which hinder smooth movement of traffic apart from being a safety hazard on high-speed corridors.
The ministry has sought details of action taken by next Wednesday. It has also asked for details of rumble strips that have been laid with approval. According to the Road Accident Report (2014), published by the ministry, 4,726 lives were lost in crashes due to humps while 6,672 people died in accidents caused due to potholes and speed breakers.

source: Remove all speed breakers from national highways, orders Union road transport ministry - Times of India
 
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Re: removal of speed breakers

Nice to hear this. hope this will get implemented.

My regular travel from Chennai to Vijayawada on NH5 was not enjoyable because of these speed breakers in between Kavali & Ongole.

This will be benefited my means of enjoying your ride, time saving & smooth operation by vehicle.
 
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It would be great to drive (without speadbreakers) to Madikeri / Chikmagalur from Bangalore. The highway is littered with speedbreakers. So many of them that hamper driving pleasure.
 
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It is not the speed breakers but the unscientific way they are laid down which create problem.

Ideally there should be a warning sign before you reach the speed breaker. And these speed breakers should be of the approved size & should be marked with radium zebra pattern Also these should be a solar powered amber coloured blinking light signal system to warn the drivers

Also they should be uploaded on MMI, google maps with voice warnings.

Our country is not fit for removal of speed breakers all together in one go.
 

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