LAHORE The speed breakers, or speed humps are traffic calming devices or modules which are constructed to eliminate the chances of road mishaps in accident prone areas, but those speed-breakers which are unlawful or have been constructed in violation of the City District Government bylaws in the City have been causing numerous problems for motorists and pedestrians alike. Motorists have protested several times over unlawful construction of speed bumps in the City, but their complaints failed to get attention of the authorities concerned, a survey conducted by The Nation on Friday reveals. The public and social circles say that these speed-breakers are causing numerous problems for the commuters besides giving rise to the number of accidents and fatalities. It may be mentioned that the CDG passed a resolution a couple of years back in this regard and a committee was also constituted to prepare recommendations in order to remove unlawfully erected speed breakers across the City. The committee recommended elimination of all such illegal speed breakers, which were constructed in violation of the CDG bylaws or neglected the design approved by the authorities. But the action on the said recommendations is still pending. The people term the unlawful speed humps useless as well as dangerous for the commuters. A motorist Arshad says that everyone can make a speed breaker anywhere in Pakistan. There is no law to check this practice, he adds. These humps are dangerous, as there is no traffic sign or a reflector to tell that there will be a speed breaker ahead, another motorist Naeem says. The citizens have demanded the CDG authorities to install reflectors on all speed bumps erected on all the arteries connecting important roads of the City in order to avoid road mishaps, which are growing day by day. They are of the view that the installation of reflectors instead of speed breakers will be a more viable solution. Even if accompanied by reflectors, drivers often fail to judge speed breakers and consequently they fail to control speed of their vehicles, they maintain. They say that the glow of reflectors diminishes with the passage of time and requires maintenance at regular times, something the CDG is not very particular to work on. They further complain that most of the speed bumps in the City have not been painted so far. Furthermore, these speed breakers do not follow any standard height and width as such the Lahorites have declared the installation of reflectors a more viable solution to warn the drivers of an upcoming intersection. A resident of Ichhra, Sami Khan says that the speed breakers, apart from being a nuisance for drivers, were also the cause of various accidents, as several vehicles swung out of control after hitting the speed breakers at high speeds. He also said that the citizens lodged complaints against illegal speed humps constructed in various residential localities time and again, but all in vain. He said he could hear cars hitting the speed breakers at high speeds from his bedroom many time.