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Another reason to hate speed bumps!

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A recent study by the UK’s AA motoring group has documented proof that speed bumps (aka speed humps in the UK) directly effect a car’s MPG.

Researchers found that a car capable of achieving 58mpg fuel economy when cruising at an uninterrupted 30mph speed would only deliver 31mpg when it’s forced to slow down for a series of speed bumps.

The slow and go driving (caused by said bumps) hurts fuel efficiency ultimately causing automobiles to excrete more exhaust (thereby creating more pollution).

The ideal solution, researchers say, would be to strictly enforce maximum speed limits and do away with the speed bumps altogether.

If you ask me, the real answer involves researchers spending less time saying and more time doing (as in, making electric vehicles a thing of the future present).

(via Motor Authority)