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Speed humps cost lives

Paramedics are warning that speed humps on London streets are killing hundreds of people a year by increasing ambulance response times. Sigurd Reinton, chairman of the London Ambulance Service, claimed in February that more lives are being lost through delays caused by speed humps and other calming measures than are saved by them.

“The situation is about more than road humps—our ambulances also have to slow down for chicanes and width barriers, often to walking pace”, he said. “The fact that side streets have been shut off also has an impact as we then get caught up in …

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