The Benefits of Speed Bumps and Humps [Infographic]

the benefits of speed bumps and humps

If you’re a property manager or business owner, you know that speed bumps and speed humps are one of the most effective ways to improve road safety. When placed and installed correctly, these roadway accessories can help reduce driver speeds and improve everyone’s safety. In the following graphic, we’ll point out key statistics and facts about speed bump and hump benefits.

First Thing’s First: What is the Difference Between a Speed Bump and Speed Hump?

If the roadway or parking lot that you manage is prone to speeding or has areas of pedestrian traffic, you may be considering adding a speed bump or hump. But which type of speed control device is best for your situation?

The answer depends on the type of property you oversee and how slow you need drivers to drive over the hump. Speed humps cause a slight rocking motion in vehicles that drive over it, and are usually shorter in height (about 3 to 4 inches). Speed humps are designed to reduce the speed of vehicles to about 15 miles per hour.

Speed bumps, on the other hand, are designed to cause a more abrupt reduction in speed. They are typically taller than speed humps, about 4 to 6 inches in height, and cover a shorter distance. Due to this design, speed bumps cause vehicles to slow to about five miles per hour or less.

Benefits of Speed Humps and Speed Bumps

Installing speed bumps and humps has been shown to cause a 40% reduction in speed, helping to prevent speed-related accidents.

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Additionally, according to the National Institute of Health, speed bumps and humps have also lead to a 53% – 60% reduction in the odds of automobile injury or death among children.

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The installation of speed humps and bumps can also help to decrease traffic-related noise, reduce the number of accidents in close proximity spaces such as parking garages and driveways, and help reduce costs than hiring a traffic cop to enforce speed limits.

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Speed Hump and Speed Bump Installation

In order to ensure the proper installation of speed bumps and humps, we recommend to contract a professional paving company that has knowledge about local regulations with regards to roadway and parking lot accessories. Southern Asphalt Engineering has been installing speed control devices in Miami-Dade and Broward County for over 20 years. Contact us today for more information about how you can improve the safety of your roadway or parking lot.

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