LAVAL, Que. — Pat Verrillo may have found a creative way to resurrect some recycled tires, but thanks to the city fathers here, those tires will now need a third life.
Verrillo and other residents say their quiet street in Laval’s Vimont district is being marred by the constantly speeding vehicles. After the city failed to respond to the group’s request — and petition — for speed bumps, Verrillo installed his own.
After his 5-year-old triplets had a close call with a speeding car two weeks ago, Verillo acquired six speed bumps from a tire-recycling company in Laval and nailed them to the pavement.
But the city said this would not do and promptly ripped them up.
“We can’t allow residents to take the law into their own hands,” Jean-Claude Beaudry, a city spokesman, tells local media. “First of all, the speed bumps were installed without authorization. Second, speed bumps are illegal in Laval.”
Laval banned their use five years ago. Instead, Beaudry promised to have warning signs installed in a week.
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