While some areas of the school grounds have these lovely metal speedbumps, we do still have the good old asphalt bumps too. A few weeks ago after they had been installed a friend of ours tried to drive her car over one and helped the workers realize that they had made it a bit too tall. The car bottomed out and the whole undercarriage dragged along the speedbump!
Yet another fun aspect of these speedbumps are the ones that happen to be missing a bump or two. This leads to drivers swerving into oncoming traffic in attempt to line their tires up with the gaps in the speedbump. Much better to risk a head-on collision than have to slow down for the bump, right? Fortunately, this speedbump swerving is so common that it is anticipated by other drivers and accidents seem to be avoided (not to say that I’m not a little worried in the back of the taxi!).