5 Alerts From the Speed Bumps Tag


Reducing Speed Limits to 20 mph has little Impact on Driving Behavior: NMA E-Newsletter #728

UK research found that cutting speed limits on urban roads does not significantly improve safety. The likely reason—motorists will drive the speed limit they feel most comfortable with based on road design, weather conditions, and traffic. Belfast officials changed the speed limits to 20 mph on 76 roads in 2016. Researchers analyzed data from before […]

Motor City should be Renamed Speed Hump City: NMA E-Newsletter #696

The city of Detroit recently identified more than 2,000 new speed hump locations. The plan is to install 3,000 of the traffic obstacles by the end of 2022. That is in addition to the 5,500 humps added throughout the city in 2021. When this street obstacle program started as part of Detroit’s Complete Streets program, […]

Traffic Calming: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees: NMA E-Newsletter #692

Sudden cardiac arrest is a national public health crisis. In its Heart and Stroke Statistics – 2022 Update, the American Heart Association notes more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in the United States every year, close to 1,000 per day. The survival rate from onset to hospital discharge hovers around ten percent. OHCA […]

Should Bikelash be Over?: NMA E-Newsletter #675

Even before the pandemic, bike lanes were springing up all over the country in cities large and small. Most motorists weren’t happy, mainly because fewer travel lanes typically translated into longer trips through congested traffic. During the pandemic, the rate of cities building bike lanes and banning cars on streets rose dramatically. The anti-car crowd […]

Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots—Readers’ Responses: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #525

Last week, we emailed and posted on our website a guest newsletter entitled Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots? written by Eric Berg, an NMA Board Member, an NMA Life Member, an avid sport bicyclist, and a staunch defender of motorists’ rights. Readers, including some of whom (like Eric) are bicyclists, responded with interesting perspectives which […]

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