Every driver knows the feeling… When you drive nicely under the speed limit towards a speed bump, this frustration starts growing. You already know that, even though you drive slow, your car will be launched. And that is exactly the same feeling as being punished while you didn’t do anything wrong. Why are you being punished for following the rules? Finally some designers have tried to come up with a solution.
On Yanko Design we found a product by designers Jae-yun Kim & Jong-Su Lee. THey designed “a speed bump that’s based on retractors that open if the impact with them is small enough. These speed bumps can be configured so that if a car is going below 30km/h, the speed bump flattens; over 30km/h, the force causes the retractor to stay closed, keeping the speed bump active.”
The fact that all drivers are being punished by speed bumps will finally end. People who drive slowely will finally get a positive advantage over people who speed. Smart and hopefully soon to be developed.