Rubber speed cushions are constructed of recycled tires salvaged from U.S. landfills and are installed as a series of small speed humps across the width of a road. In a test in Alexandria, Ky., the cushions helped reduce speeds an average of 10 miles per hour. Fire trucks and life squads can straddle the speed cushions instead of riding on them, and the smoother drive allows medics to continue their work uninterrupted. Cushions are durable, effective, clearly visible, and are simple to install and remove, according to the manufacturer.
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