Government considering removing speed bumps to cut pollution

Speed bumps could be removed from our roads in order to reduce pollution caused by vehicles slowing down and speeding up.

The Telegraph reports that other traffic-calming measures could also be removed to prevent the slow-down-speed-up process which figures suggest almost doubles the amount of harmful gases they pump out.

The paper says councils will be advised to take measures to improve the flow of traffic as part of a new clean air strategy to be unveiled later this month.

It adds that motoring organisations have urged ministers to cut pollution by reducing traffic jams and encouraging drivers to go at a steady speed and that ministers want better sequencing of traffic lights to ensure that drivers will keep arriving at green lights rather than red ones if they drive within the speed limit.

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