Local authorities are being urged to consider lower speed limits and to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution – the knock-on effect of this could mean less wear and tear on your vehicles.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that smooth driving at lower speeds would cut air pollution caused by the start-stop driving style that road bumps force us to use.
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The theory is that by lowering speed limits and making the humps easier to pass, not only will pollution be cut and the roads stay safe, but it should help reduce the amount of stress brakes and engines are put under.
This is good news at a time when motor vehicle traffic has reached a record high of 320 billion miles travelled on the UK's roads in 2016 alone – meaning roads are full of traffic of all shapes and sizes trying to get from A to B.
So, not only are we likely to see a redesign of road humps to make them easier to drive over, we're going to feel the benefits in our pockets and in the environment.