Parking lot bumps and humps are key components in a parking lot area, driveway or roadway where traffic speeds need to be controlled, or calmed. Traffic calming measures improve the safety of a roadway by physically calming or slowing down the speed of the vehicles by implementing raised sections into the asphalt. These widely used traffic devices protect pedestrians, playing children and other drivers from drivers traveling at a high rate of speed.
What’s the difference?
Often people think that speed bumps and speed humps are the same thing, but they aren’t. Here’s a quick overview of the difference between the two.
Speed bumps – don’t wait until an accident occurs on your property to install these safety devices. Speed bumps control speed by creating a gentile vehicle rocking motion when a vehicle passes over them at low speeds, but it can significantly jolt a vehicle at higher speeds. These parking lot safety devices are designed to reduce vehicle speed to about 15 miles per hour. Speed bumps are typically less than three inches in height, twelve inches wide and six feet long. They can be installed to can extend across one or more lanes of traffic.
Speed humps – like speed bumps, speed humps are safety devices that are used to control vehicle speeds. They are a gentler version of the speed bump and are approximately three and one half inches in height. They are approximately twelve to fourteen feet wide. These humps take a longer amount of time for the entire vehicle to pass over them, unlike speed bumps. Speed humps can be installed across one or more lanes of traffic. They also can be installed in series to keep speeds low on an extended section of roadway.
If you’re having trouble with speeding vehicles, contact your paving contractor to learn more about installing speed bumps or humps to make your property a sae place for employees and customers to park.
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