Road Access for Disabled Americans

Traffic calming experiments don't need to be tested
on people with disabilities.

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House of Commons - 20 May 1998

Road Humps (Ambulances)

Mr. Burstow :
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what evaluation his Department has made of the medical effects of road humps on patients being transported by ambulance. [42698]

Ms Glenda Jackson [holding answer 19 May 1998]:
No evaluation of the medical effects has been carried out. However, in developing published advice for the design of road humps, my Department ensured that passenger discomfort was evaluated. My Department has produced a Code of Practice, agreed with the Ambulance Policy Advisory Group, for consulting on proposals to introduce traffic calming measures, and for agreeing the means of implementing those proposals.

Evaluation provided, free of charge, by the RADA Project experts:
Speed humps hurt fragile disabled and elderly people ... in ambulances, in private vehicles, in special transit and on public transportation.

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