Would You Slow Down For These Fake Speed Bumps on Staten Island?

City officials are trying out a new form of traffic control on Staten Island called a "speed cusion", which is essentially a speed bump in the road, but with cutouts for the tires to go through unaffected. An no, it's not a joke. Learn more about how they work in this short video from Streetsblog NYC editor Gersh Kuntzman.

A typical speed cushion design features three raised portions with gaps between them. The gaps are supposed to be set wide enough that emergency vehicles can pass through without slowing down, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

Would you slow down for them? If you are anything like these random drivers on Staten Island, probably not.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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