On the road, why do we have speed bumps instead of speed grooves?

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On the road, why do we have speed bumps instead of speed grooves?

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Several reasons:

* It’s easier to add a bump on top of an existing road surface than it is to dig a groove into one.
* Bumps do not retain water, and so do not suffer damage associated with it (e.g. freezing).
* Bumps are more visible at a distance than grooves.

1. It’s easier to make a bump than make a groove.

2. It’s easier to repair a bump then repair a groove.

3. Grooves fill with debris, water, and/or ice

4. It’s easy to fill in a groove, hard to remove a bump.

5. Generally the front of the vehicle going down is not a good thing, the front is likely to hit the ground and do damage to the front bumper.

There are [examples](https://www.businessinsider.com/edeva-actibump-automatic-speed-bumps-sweden-could-stop-reckless-driving-2016-8?r=US&IR=T) of that but they are automated and expensive. Speed grooves would be alot harder to establish and maintain than just leaving a bit of tarmac on top