By Oliver Hall
Old scrap tyres are being recycled into eco-friendly speed humps which are calming traffic in a environmentally-friendly way.
The tyres, which have been reformed into rubber speed humps, are being rolled out across roads in Leicestershire.
The money-saving speed bumps are quickier and easier to install, and are also quieter and use less energy to produce, making them more environmentally-friendly, according to Leicestershire County Council.
The project costs have been cut by around £15,000, and the humps are being rolled out at suitable sites across the area by the county council.
Lesley Pendleton, county council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We are always seeking new ways of working, particularly if it offers better value for money and environmental benefits.
“This modern type of speed measure is made of recycled material which is far less energy-intensive to produce.
“The improvements are designed to slow motorists down, boost the quality of life for local residents and improve safety for all road users.”