A REDDITCH man has taken to the streets to slow drivers down after his friend's car was allegedly damaged by a speed bump on a new housing estate.

Michael Lindquist has raised concerns about speed bumps on Whetstone Street, off Nine Days Lane, which goes through the Abbey Gate estate.

He alleges that the oil sump on a car owned by his friend was damaged by one of the bumps as it went over it, with oil leaking onto the road.

The 55-year-old said: "I'm horrified. My friend's vehicle has been damaged."

Redditch Advertiser: Ian Wedgburrow, whose car was damaged, next to one of the road bumpsIan Wedgburrow, whose car was damaged, next to one of the road bumps

Yesterday evening (Thursday June 3) Mr Lindquist warned motorists on the street and said he heard cars screeching as they went over the bumps. He says he's concerned about other motorists and feels that potential damage caused could "cost people a fortune."

In response to the complaint, a spokesperson for housebuilding firm David Wilson Homes said: “We would like to reassure residents that the speed bumps on Whetstone Street have been erected as a traffic calming measure at our Abbey Gate development, and 10mph speed signs have been installed.

“The speed bumps will not be a permanent fixture, and have been temporarily installed for the safety of residents, visitors, and construction workers.”