Soo, somehow I’ve managed to angle my other entries mainly to animals, and this was not intended. But neither was I avoiding it! So with “Speed Bumps” as the title to this entry of awesomeness, (no!?) I’m going to tell you about the speed bumps in Trondheim… Starting with me becoming a taxi driver I had to drive around in the City to pass all the tests to get my taxi drivers license.

While driving around getting to know the city I started noticing that there were speed bumps every-fucking-where! Speed bumps is clearly the devils gift to small and lowered cars. Most speed bumps in this godforsaken town are meant for buses to drive over without bumping (insert whichever word you think describes it best.) Well, the thing is, these bus bumps are so narrow almost no one needs to adjust their speed to get past them. Most modern cars are wide enough to avoid the bump, but sadly, not allways tall enough not to scratch down on it. Myself, I do not notice them at all actually, but this makes me think… Why the hell do they make speed bumps like this, when i can drive over it in more than three times the speed limit without feeling it. This clearly makes it loose it’s purpose. It’s supposed to make me lower my speed, but I don’t, and I doubt there are many that do…

Other places they’ve managed to make the regular full-width-of-the-road speed bumps but these are so fucking pointy I can’t even drive over them in half of the speed limit without it being uncomfortable and destructive to my car. What the hell? And again, other of the same kind are so low or long I don’t even notice the effect they’re supposed to have.

You’d have to be driving a Nissan Micra or a minimalistic car like that to be bothered by most speed bumps around here! I am sure this is why we can’t have nice things around here. On average there are 1 speed bump in every single street in Trondheim. This makes around 3000 of the motherfuckers, and I got to learn the name of every one of them on my test this upcoming Tuesday! The sad part is: Now my car is halfway broken, and the lack of brakes are not very funny…

As you were!

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