I didn’t think it really mattered, but apparently it does!
Ann Fisher commentary: New road signs can really make drivers pause
Monday, September 10, 2007
By Ann Fisher
Bumps, humps and dips are all different. But only your local civil engineer would care.
One or more such engineers outlined those differences in the 2003 federal rule book of traffic control, the bible for state and local managers of all things highway and byway.
That 2003 rule change is the reason some signs in Columbus have been changed from “Speed Bump” to “Speed Hump.” Only a handful of the hump style signs have been installed, to replace damaged or worn-out bump signs.
But the hump reference has stopped, rather than slowed, a few motorists, including Dispatch photographer Tom Dodge, who just had to know: Why?