Okay, it may seem like a usual thing that you ‘bump’ into when you travel on road. But too many is too much !
The road (15 km route) that I take everyday in Bangalore to and from office has around 50-60 humps. I am thrown around 50*2=100 times every single day. Searching for humps on the internet I found that there is a group which actually discuss the pros and cons about it.
I guess the reason why we have so many humps in Bangalore would be to discipline the drivers who drive too fast/do not stop at signal(so a hump at every signal would atleast slow them down !!! ) .
The road humps at the signals slow down the traffic, also the humps in Bangalore are too high that you need to stop your vehicle(if it’s a car) and maneuver it very slowly so that you don’t scratch the bottom of the car. The humps are also reason for many traffic accidents involving two wheelers as many humps are not marked and there are no signs warning of a road hump.
This also reminded me of a highway stretch in Kerala which was constructed by a Malaysian company. The stretch had warning signs 100mts before a road hump and the humps were properly marked, helping drivers during night drives.
I wonder why we have so many humps in Bangalore, aren’t there any other alternatives to control/discipline traffic int the city?