H.Z. from Colorado writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Does the parking lot have to have “slow down bumps” and have many? These things are destroying my car because they are in front and back of the building.
Mister Condo replies:
H.Z., if you are hitting speed bumps fast enough to destroy your car, then my answer would be that these speed bumps are very likely needed to keep traffic at a pace slower than you are hitting the speed bumps. Speeding in community associations is common and can cost the association dearly if pedestrians are struck on association grounds. There is very likely no rule that requires them to be in place but, rather, a policy set by a previous Board enacting their use to combat folks driving too fast on the association’s common roads and parking area. My advice is to slow down. When navigated properly, speed bumps do not destroy cars. However, if you launch over them at a rapid speed, your tiers, suspension, and entire vehicle can and will be damaged. You can certainly petition your Board to remove the speed bumps but I think it is highly unlikely that they will do so. Good luck!