Speed-bumps aren't just inconvenient and unnecessary, they are also dangerous.
On a couple of occasions, due to poor markings (and on unfamiliar roads), I've caused the occupants in the back to experience zero gravity whilst driving over the stupid things (the bumps, not the people in the back
). One of those patients was gravely ill and the Paramedic in the back was stood up, administering aid/drugs. Luckily, no-one was hurt.
Actually, the more I think about it: why would you need a speed-bump at a Pelican crossing on a main road anyway?
On the flip side, I've also had people in the back that were't necessarily emergencies, but suffer chronic, painful conditions where a gentle, smooth ride is required. You can guarantee that they live on an estate, liberally sprinkled with unnecessary bumps, causing me to drive at 1mph to minimise the inevitable cries of pain.
And don't even get me started on rumble strips.