Suspension damage rises as ‘traffic calming’ spending increases by £26M

£47k was paid out for damage caused by traffic calming features in 2014, insurance company estimates

Suspension damage rises as ‘traffic calming’ spending increases by £26M
Among those surveyed, most did not know that signs are shaped to signify warnings, orders or to inform the driver. Image: Bigstock.

A survey of 2,004 adults has found that one in five have had to pay for vehicle repairs due to damaged caused by road obstacles.

As part of the government’s £76 million investment there has been an increase in 20mph zones across the country – a move Churchill Insurance said was a ‘good investment’ to reduce the number of deaths caused by speeding in populated areas.

However, an estimated £47,196 of compensation was paid out in 2014 linked to personal injury or vehicle damage caused by traffic calming measures.

Despite 42 per cent of British drivers believing these traffic calming measures slow vehicles down, 47 per cent said they also cause unnecessary damage to cars.

It follows recently published figures which suggest that there’s been an overall ‘traffic calming’ spend increase of an estimated £26.1 million in 2014 – a 53 per cent leap compared to 2013.

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