Driver’s fury at bumpy ride

The owner of 47 Acacia Crescent, Beech Hill is upset that Wigan Council are refusing to relocate two speed bumps located directly opposite her drive

The owner of 47 Acacia Crescent, Beech Hill is upset that Wigan Council are refusing to relocate two speed bumps located directly opposite her drive

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A WIGAN resident is being driven to distraction by speed bumps outside her home.

The Wigan woman, who asked not to be named, says the humps which were placed directly in front of her driveway on Acacia Crescent, Beech Hill around four years ago, are awkward to drive across every day and have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to her car.

Over the years, tyres have had to be replaced and just recently, the exhaust was damaged due to the humps according to the woman.

She said: “The speed humps are an absolute nightmare for me.

“They have been placed right in front of my driveway which means every time I pull on and off the drive, it’s like an assault course, it’s so awkward.

“I’ve had to replace tyres and only a few weeks ago, the exhaust fell off and I believe it’s all because of these speed humps.

“They have been there for about four years and I have asked the council time and time again, if they could just move them along slightly so they are not directly in front of the drive but they won’t.

“I have been told that because the speed humps were there before my drive, that they don’t have to be moved. But that’s not the case, I would never have agreed to a driveway in this position opposite the bumps.”

Mark Tilley, head of infrastructure, said: “Schemes such as this are only installed on the road when serious concerns have been raised or accidents reported.

“Before any action is taken, local residents are asked for their comments and feedback which can result in changes being made.

“After this, the plans are advertised in the press and notices attached to street lighting columns asking for the public to make further comments. We’re sorry to hear of the resident’s concerns.

“If she would like to contact us directly, an officer will be pleased to discuss these issues with her.”