A speed bump can be a useful measurement for calming traffic on residential streets. Connecticut municipalities have made extensive use of speed humps to reduce speeds in their cities. The speed humps are installed mid-block between intersections and can decrease response times for emergency vehicles by five to ten seconds.
The speed bumps may be twinned with obstructive measures to further reduce speeds. Here are some common examples of where Speed Bumps are used.
Reducing speed in daily routine
When used correctly, speed bumps can reduce the speed of drivers by up to 40%. Studies have shown that Speed Humps decrease automobile accidents, reducing the likelihood of collisions. Children and other pedestrians are less likely to sustain an injury from an automobile accident when using speed humps.
In addition to reducing speeds, speed bumps also reduce traffic noise, and may even decrease the need to hire traffic cops. Despite these benefits, speed bumps aren’t a perfect solution for every situation.
Many drivers don’t notice these obstacles, but they are a necessary part of the road. While they can be annoying, Speed Bumps are necessary to keep traffic moving. Drivers should pay close attention to them, particularly if their car has low ground clearance.
The bumps can cause damage to a car if it already has a low ground clearance. Nevertheless, some drivers ignore the bumps and choose a different route.
|SB206FT||6 Ft Speed Bump (1) 6′ Section With no End Caps||72″||2″||12″||48.40|
|SB207FT||7 Ft Speed Bump (1) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||86″||2″||12″||55.40|
|SB213FT||Single Lane 12 Ft Speed Bump (2) 6′ Section With no End Caps||144″||2″||12″||96.80|
|SB219FT||Double lane 19 Ft Speed Bump (3) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||230″||2″||12″||152.20|
|SB225FT||25 Ft Speed Bump (4) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||302″||2″||12″||200.60|
|SB3039I||39″ Speed Bump (1) 39″ Section With no End Caps||39″||2″||13.7″||36.20|
|SB3117I||117″ Single Lane Speed Bump (3) 39″ Sections With no End Caps||117″||2″||13.7″||108.60|
|SB3137I||137″ Single Lane Speed Bump (3) 39″ Sections + (2) End Caps||137″||2″||13.7″||124.20|
|SB3234I||234″ Double lane Speed Bump (6) 39″ Sections With no End Caps||234″||2″||13.7″||217.20|
|SB3254I-2||254″ Double Lane Speed Bump (6) 39″ Sections + (2) End Caps||254″||2″||13.7″||232.80|
|SH1018I||18.75″ Speed Bump (1) 18.75″ Section with no End Caps||18.75″||1.25″||2″||22.20|
|SH1112I||112.5″ Single Lane Speed Bump (6) 18.75″ Sections with no End Caps||112.5″||1.25″||2″||133.20|
|SH1128I||10 Ft Single Lane Speed Bump (6) 18.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||128.5||1.25″||2″||148.80|
|SH1225I||225″ Double Lane Speed Bump (12) 18.75″ Sections with no End Caps||225″||1.25″||2″||266.40|
|SH1241I||20 Ft Double Lane Speed Bump (12) 18.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||241″||1.25″||2″||282.00|
|SH1ECAL||LEFT End Cap||8″||1.25″||2′||7.80|
|SH1ECAR||RIGHT End Cap||8″||1.25″||2′||7.80|
|SH2019I||19.75″ Speed Bump (1) 19.75″ Section With no End Caps||19.75″||2″||3″||48.00|
|SH2121I||10 Ft Single Lane Speed Bump (5) 19.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||121.75″||2″||3″||273.00|
|SH2240I||20 Ft Double Lane Speed Bump (11) 19.75″ + (2) End Caps||240″||2″||3″||561.00|
|SH2ECAL||LEFT End cap||11.5″||2″||3′||16.00|
|SH2ECAR||RIGHT End cap||11.5″||2″||3′||16.00|
Jerking sensation in cars
A speed bump is a traffic control device that creates a jerking sensation in cars. A speed hump is usually longer than a speed bump, and is narrower in width. It reduces a vehicle’s speed by up to 5 mph.
Although both methods are considered effective, their placement and purpose will vary according to where they are installed. A speed hump can be installed on public streets, though most cities do not allow them on public roads.
While speed bumps are generally installed on private roads, the process of installing them is a little more involved. They are often bolted into the ground, which makes them easier to install and remove.
However, temporary installations can be useful for testing the effectiveness of these solutions. Temporary installations can be relocated if they are needed during snowy seasons, but they are also less visible and more vulnerable to damage by snowplows.
What do the states suggest?
In Connecticut, two state courts have ruled against the use of speed bumps on private property. In one case, the Connecticut Superior Court held that the speed bumps were an absolute public nuisance. This ruling was based on testimony from police and fire chiefs.
These witnesses testified that their patients could sustain injuries when navigating the speed bumps. However, the plaintiffs’ arguments were unsuccessful. In the end, they were awarded damages because the speed bumps are not properly implemented or maintained.
How to obtain speed bump installation
In order to obtain a speed bump installation, a citizen must first request the installation of the humps on the street. The city must ensure that the speed of motorists in that area is not a primary route for emergency services, and it must receive the signature of seventy-five percent of residents in the neighborhood.
The city will then review the data and determine if the proposed speed humps are in line with the city’s volume and speed measures. If it does, the application will likely be approved.