The following quotes are from the material on the Disability Now website. DN is the UK's leading disability publication, having been around the longest with the widest circulation. It's a newspaper for everyone with an interest in disability. For more information, visit DN's website or write to: DisabilityNOW, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW (UK).
"Unless one is lying flat, the jolting to
the spine whilst the car goes over these humps
can cause increased pain lasting several
weeks, and even physical damage. They should be banned."
- October 1997 - - (To FIND the quote, SEARCH for "Ann".)
"Having spinal arthritis, I heartily endorse
Ann Hewlett's complaints (DN October) about the
jarring and damage caused by speed bumps. Many are
unnecessarily vicious and crossing them even at minimal
speeds can generate long-lasting pain."
- January 1998
"I'm a volunteer driver for a couple of disabled
charities and I find that many disabled people suffer
real pain or extreme
discomfort when bounced over those damned road humps.
Has anyone thought of the pain they suffer because of these things?
Or should I say, does anyone care?"
- August 1997
"...road humps ensure an area
becomes an exclusion zone."
- April 1997
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January 20, 1999 / last update: February 1, 1999 (Version 1b)