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Old 10-14-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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Anyone have suggestions for creative ways to slow down speeder on residential streets?

I know about standard traffic calming techniques but was wondering if anyone had some creative ideas or personal experiences that were effective. (Other than bazookas and RPGs).

Thanks much!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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I like the bazookas Idea.... but who is going to clean up all the shrapnel?

To late to do on most roads, But making residential streets winding, Narrower, and no direct routes so to get from one side to other you have to go thru 3 or 4 turns.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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Paint a picture of a little girl chasing a ball on the road. That'll stop em fast.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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cool...

Is Canada’s 3D Girl ‘Speed Bump’ A Stupid Idea? (video) | Singularity Hub
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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Reading the Article long term i think the 3d girl would hurt/kill some child, as driver get use to seeing them and don't show down/stop when they see a child in the road.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Inglewood, CA
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They have signs that you can put up, but what it comes down to is that many speeders don't think that they are driving at an excessive speed and think that they are driving normally. They are then resistant to any advisements to slow down.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Anyone have suggestions for creative ways to slow down speeder on residential streets?
How fast are they going? I've seen speed bumps used in some places in Cobb, but as far as I'm aware there aren't that many issues.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Maybe have the local law enforcement stick empty patrol cars in the area. People won't know they're empty, especially if they're never in the same place twice, and occasionally aren't actually empty.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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I like the bazookas Idea.... but who is going to clean up all the shrapnel?

To late to do on most roads, But making residential streets winding, Narrower, and no direct routes so to get from one side to other you have to go thru 3 or 4 turns.
Does not work. We have narrow winding roads in my neighborhood and there are plenty of speeders. Now we just don't see them coming until the last minute when they come around the curve.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Speed bumps are the only thing that really works.
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