While sometimes used interchangeably, speed bumps and speed humps have slight differences:

Speed Bumps:

  • Cost: $1,000 – $1,500 installation per bump.
  • Features: Steeper incline, shorter length (around 3-5 feet), designed for very low speeds (2-5 mph).
  • Usage: Typically in private driveways or parking lots.

Speed Humps:

  • Cost: $2,000 – $5,000 installation per hump (can vary depending on size and material).
  • Features: Gentler incline, longer length (usually 10-15 feet), designed for moderate speeds (10-15 mph).
  • Usage: More common on public roads, residential areas, school zones, and near crosswalks.

Bumps in Parking Lots:

These are usually speed bumps due to their purpose of controlling slow-moving vehicles within the parking area.

Private Roads in the USA:

Installing speed bumps on private roads in the USA is generally possible, but regulations and permissions vary by state and local municipality. Here’s what you need to consider:

  • Local ordinances: Check with your local traffic or engineering department for specific regulations and permitting processes.
  • Homeowner’s association (HOA) rules: If your property is under an HOA, there might be additional restrictions or approval requirements.
  • Professional installation: While DIY kits exist, professional installation ensures proper placement, materials, and compliance with regulations.

Remember, installing speed bumps carries legal and safety implications. Thoroughly research local regulations and consider professional installation for a safe and compliant solution.