If you’re in the market for a speed bump, there are a few different types to choose from. A traditional speed bump is a solid obstacle that causes excessive wear even at low speeds. More advanced speed bumps use a power source to alter the height of the road surface.
Benefits of speed bumps
While these are highly sophisticated devices, they are expensive and require careful installation. Read on to find out what’s available. In addition, here are some of the main benefits of speed bumps, such as reducing the speed of vehicles.
While speed humps are generally lower, speed bumps are much higher and narrower. They often cause a jarring experience for drivers, and reduce vehicles’ speeds to five mph or less. Although they can help slow down cars, they’re not suited for public roads and often only work in parking lots. If you want to put one on the road, be sure to research its safety record and decide where it would fit best.
What’s in it for the engineers?
Some engineers may feel uncomfortable making changes to their driving style. For these people, a speed bump is a welcome change of scenery. Aside from reducing accidents, speed bumps reduce damage to property. They are commonly found in parking lots and other similar environments.
They are not suitable for public roads, however, as they can cause damage to vehicles traveling at normal speeds. That’s why many public roads don’t have speed bumps.
A randomized trial has proven that speed bumps significantly decrease the risk of child pedestrian injuries. Researchers have determined that speed bumps reduce the number of crashes by up to 46%. They also reduce the number of injuries by nearly half.
It’s important to understand that speed bumps are not just about reducing accidents; they also have an effect on traffic flow and can even improve the safety of roadways. You can reduce speeding with speed bumps!
Wrapping it up
The primary benefit of speed humps is that they slow traffic faster. High speed humps are typically only three or four inches in height, while speed bumps are six to eight inches high. In addition to reducing traffic speed, they also slow pedestrians.
Moreover, they can even slow traffic in residential areas. A speed hump is not effective on curved roads with an 8% grade. Therefore, speed humps are a good option for these situations.
|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|