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Getting the hump

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1397
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

If you cross our road, you can access five primary schools, two nurseries, a playground, and a home for elderly mentally infirm people. We used to have the best speed bumps in London: elegant little terracotta tables with gently sloping tarmac either side. Ninety-nine per cent of cars slowed down. Boy racers did predictable damage to their undercarriages. Nobody got killed.

The boy racers got together and lobbied the local council. They claimed that …

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