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Speed bumps hit dead end

Andy Ouriel • Jun 2, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Thump goes the speed bump.


Huron officials recently outlawed anyone within city limits from constructing a speed bump.

“It’s no longer within the city’s code to allow this type of obstruction,” Huron city manager Andy White said. “The public safety committee has given council direction to discontinue this”

Officials contend speed bumps cause significant and unnecessary damage to vehicles. Furthermore, they hardly slow drivers down.

Anyone found violating this new law from here on out could face a minor misdemeanor charge paired with a $150 penalty, Huron law director Laura Alkire said.

The few speed bumps left — there are fewer than five in Huron — will eventually be phased out.

First up: Buckeye Road leading up to Woodlands Intermediate School. Construction crews plan to level the speed bump when this street gets paved sometime within a couple of years.

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