A Rugby pensioner who scraped the bottom of his car on a new speed bump at Rugby’s recycling centre has branded the new additions ‘a waste of rate payers’ money’.
The traffic calming measures have been installed at the recycling centre in Hunters Lane.
The site operates under a 5mph speed limit. Warwickshire County Council said it was important speed limits were adhered to as cars were in close proximity to pedestrians on the site and there was a risk of accidents.
But a Rugby pensioner, who did not wish to be named, said the speed bumps were ‘a waste of rate payer’s money’.
“What a silly idea to put speed bumps on a hill that people have to drive slowly on anyway,” he said.
“I went over one really carefully and scraped the bottom of my car on it.
“Luckily there was no real damage but it could be expensive for people if they don’t know they are there.
“I’m Rugby born and bred and in all my years I’ve never seen or heard of any car accidents at the tip.”
A Warwickshire County Council spokesman said: “The speed limit at all our recycling centres is 5mph and is clearly signed. Speeding has been an issue at a number of sites prompting installation of speed bumps where they are not already installed - reinforced by a recommendation from the health and safety executive who recently visited Warwickshire sites.
“Most recycling centres in the UK have speed limits with an increasing number adopting traffic calming measure such as speed bumps.”