It’s a bit annoying, when you come to think about it, that speed bumps are in place for the individuals who drive at dangerous speeds but us regular motorists are left to feel every single bump that gets put in our way.
It’s just not fair.
Spanish people seem to agree, and a company called Badennova have come up with the answer…
This alternative speed bump is filled with liquid which is soft and squishy when you go over at a nice slow speed, but upon contact with a speeding car it stiffens up and puts a real shock through the car - like a regular speed bump would…
Using science language, the bump is filled with a non-Newtonian liquid which changes viscosity depending on the velocity at which pressure is applied. Basically, drive slow and it’s like driving over jelly, drive fast and it’s like driving over a rock.
These bumps are currently on trial in a place called Villanueva de Tapia, in Spain, as well as in Israel and Germany.
Fingers crossed, we’ll eventually get them on our shores, and the Badennova website states ‘Installation is a fast and simple procedure by screwing up the metal plates onto the pavement in 15 minutes’ which might mean a lot fewer roadworks than you would have imagined!