In order to prevent accidents on school roads and living roads, a demonstration experiment of "hump" that reduces the speed of vehicles by creating a height difference on the road surface has started in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

In June, five children were hit by a truck on a school road in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture, and were killed or injured. Accident prevention measures on school roads and living roads have become an issue.



Under these circumstances, a demonstration experiment was started to investigate the effect of "hump" that suppresses the speed of vehicles by creating a height difference on the road surface in Minato-ku, Tokyo.



The experiment was conducted jointly by the national highway office, Minato Ward, and the police, and a reinforced rubber plate with a height of about 10 cm was laid on the pedestrian crossing of the road that is the school road.



According to local residents, this road is also a "loophole" for cars that avoid traffic lights on nearby national roads, and some cars can speed up. I will compare and verify the effect.



A woman in her twenties who lives nearby said, "I'm worried when my child goes to a nursery school or school, so I hope the measures will be effective."



Yoshiki Narukawa, Chief of Civil Engineering Planning, Civil Engineering Division, Minato Ward, said, "Amidst a series of accidents involving children all over the country, we would like to protect the safety of the inhabitants through such efforts."

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