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See, Click, Fix: Invisible speed bumps

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By John Carter - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - You know the old saying about "things that go bump in the night"…it's raising concerns among some viewers.

The problem is in an area in south Charlotte that runs between the Costco store and several other businesses that many folks use as a cut-through between Griffith Road and Westpark Drive.  There are three substantial speed bumps within a hundred yard stretch of the roadway.

A viewer writes See, Click, Fix:  "...the speed bumps are not painted and aren't very visible.  The bumps are high and really jolt any car going over them unless you slow down.  Please see who is responsible for painting these.  My car thanks you!"

It appears the speed bumps were painted at one time but have since faded and now the bumps basically blend into the pavement.  One person we talked with says many drivers don't see the bumps until it's too late and run over them at full speed.

I contacted the city about the issue...and here's what we've learned...there is nothing in city code about speed bumps...apparently meaning, they are not required to be marked.

However, the city is checking on land development standards for any requirements...as the property where the speed bumps are located is private property.

We'll let you know as soon as we get the answer to that.

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