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Three types of speed-breakers to come up

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Deccan Chronicle             10.01.2014

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

Chennai: Motorists who curse the bumpy speed breakers can now hope for some respite from the corporation which has decided to make motor-friendly speed-breakers.

The non-uniform speed breakers would be re­m­oved and new ones will be installed. Ch­­ennai corporation had be­en receiving compla­ints reg­arding so­me sp­ee­d-br­eakers.

“Several speed-breakers set up in the city are not est­abli­hed as per Indian Road Congress gu­ide­li­nes,” the release no­ted, adding that the civic bo­dy had decided to in­stall three specific types of sp­e­ed breakers, which wo­u­ld regulate the vehicles at a speed of 25 km, 15 km and 10 km per hour. Ro­ad tu­rns, accident-pr­o­ne zo­nes, hospital and sc­hool zo­nes will be exa­mi­n­ed.

“I welcome the corporation’s move to custo­m­ise the speed-breakers as they could be life savi­ng,” sa­­id Dr V. Kanagasabai, di­­­r­e­ctor of medical edu­c­a­­t­ion and dean of MMC.

“Wh­en a sp­ee­ding vehicle hits an non-uniform sp­e­ed br­ea­k­er, it could lead to an acc­ide­nt, resulting in in­ju­ries, particularly to the spinal cord.

“People who have un­dergone hip replacement surgeries and senior citiz­ens can suffer spontane­o­us fractures,” Dr Ka­na­ga­s­abai said.

“Many of the speed-breakers are not un­iformly laid and my vehicle gets severely damaged by those,” said La­­xman Ramesh, a re­tired furnace engineer at Ve­lachery. “I wonder whe­ther they are ‘speed-bre­akers’ or ‘vehicle breakers’,” he adds.

 

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

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Deccan Chronicle             09.01.2014

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

Chennai: Motorists who curse the bumpy speed breakers can now hope for some respite from the corporation which has decided to make motor-friendly speed-breakers.

The non-uniform speed breakers would be re­m­oved and new ones will be installed. Ch­­ennai corporation had be­en receiving compla­ints reg­arding so­me sp­ee­d-br­eakers.

“Several speed-breakers set up in the city are not est­abli­hed as per Indian Road Congress gu­ide­li­nes,” the release no­ted, adding that the civic bo­dy had decided to in­stall three specific types of sp­e­ed breakers, which wo­u­ld regulate the vehicles at a speed of 25 km, 15 km and 10 km per hour. Ro­ad tu­rns, accident-pr­o­ne zo­nes, hospital and sc­hool zo­nes will be exa­mi­n­ed.

“I welcome the corporation’s move to custo­m­ise the speed-breakers as they could be life savi­ng,” sa­­id Dr V. Kanagasabai, di­­­r­e­ctor of medical edu­c­a­­t­ion and dean of MMC.

“Wh­en a sp­ee­ding vehicle hits an non-uniform sp­e­ed br­ea­k­er, it could lead to an acc­ide­nt, resulting in in­ju­ries, particularly to the spinal cord.

“People who have un­dergone hip replacement surgeries and senior citiz­ens can suffer spontane­o­us fractures,” Dr Ka­na­ga­s­abai said.

“Many of the speed-breakers are not un­iformly laid and my vehicle gets severely damaged by those,” said La­­xman Ramesh, a re­tired furnace engineer at Ve­lachery. “I wonder whe­ther they are ‘speed-bre­akers’ or ‘vehicle breakers’,” he adds.

 

Corporation comes up with three kinds of speed breakers

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The Times of India                09.01.2014 

Corporation comes up with three kinds of speed breakers

CHENNAI: The city corporation drew up another plan to regularise speed breakers on Wednesday. It will design three models of speed breakers to suit roads with different traffic intensity.

The three models are for vehicles travelling at speeds of 10kmph, 15kmph and 25kmph and are designed as per Indian Road Congress (IRC) standards. "We will decide on the type of speed breaker to install based on the amount of traffic the road sees," said a senior corporation official. The speed breakers will be installed close to schools, hospitals and at accident-prone junctions, said a statement from the civic body. Speed breakers that fail to meet IRC standards, including rubber ones, will be replaced.

Committees have been formed in every zone to identify illegal speed breakers. "Speed breakers that have not been laid by us or the traffic police will be removed. Rubber speed breakers and badly built ones will be replaced," said a senior corporation official. Another committee comprising a superintendent engineer, traffic inspector, an NGO representative and a few other people will study speed breakers on all bus route roads.

The danger of poorly constructed speed breakers struck the government only after state food and cooperation minister Sellur K Raja's son died when his bike hit a speed breaker on NSC Bose Road.

 


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