North Charleston considers use of portable speed cushions

Source: The Associated Press
Source: The Associated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina city is considering a new take on speed humps designed to slow traffic in residential neighborhoods.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the city of North Charleston is considering the use of speed cushions.

Speed cushions are small humps made of rubber that can be picked up and moved. Speed humps are permanent and usually made of asphalt.

The city has been reluctant to install permanent speed humps because of the cost and because they slow emergency vehicles moving in and out of neighborhoods. Officials say the placement of the cushions wouldn't interfere with emergency vehicles.

The cushions are cheaper and officials say they can be moved temporarily to areas where stepped up traffic enforcement is needed.

Information from: The Post and Courier,

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