Speed humps are raised devices, placed across the road to slow traffic. The sloped design over a 7 or 14 foot length of space encourages cars to slow down without coming to a halt. Often considered the most traditional physical traffic calming solutions, speed humps calm traffic more gradually then speed bumps, although less so than speed tables. They are ideal for residential roads and are generally used to bring speeds to between 10-20 mph.
Speed humps should ideally be installed in a series to create ongoing traffic calming. They are best placed mid-intersection on roads with low speed limits. Rubber speed humps are available in heights of 3 or 4 inches. Often used in lengths of 7 and 14 feet, the humps can be customized to any length and to the width of your roads in increments of 18″.
Speed humps are raised traffic calming devices placed across the road to slow traffic. Speed humps are the most popular physical traffic calming measure in the United States today.