Most drivers and pedestrians have encountered different types of speed bumps more than once. There are several types, each with its specific purpose for managing traffic and keeping pedestrians, especially children, safe.
We have concrete and asphalt speed bumps; they are designed to make drivers slow down significantly to pass over them safely. They are usually placed in a pedestrian crossing since they provide a means of crossing the road from one end to the other at the same height as the sidewalk; this is very comfortable and pleasant for those circulating in wheelchairs and for parents that circulate with their children’s stroller.
On the other hand, we have commercial speed bumps designed for parking areas, where a pedestrian can exit from any corner without prior notice; they are specially designed to offer a higher level of safety since vehicles are forced to circulate at a much-reduced speed over them at about 20 kilometers per hour.
In residential areas, we find the most common type, speed bumps that serve to calm traffic but keep traffic flowing. These are designed so that vehicles pass them at about 30 kilometers per hour and are used to reduce the speed at which the motor vehicle travels in areas with problems related to the speed at which traffic is moving.
All of these are active measures to protect safety on our streets, they are not meant to anger drivers or despair every time they reach one of these areas, but instead, they are designed to protect pedestrians from being run over. 45 kilometers per hour can be fatal especially if we talk about children.
What Advantages Do Speed Bumps Offer?
Speed humps are active prevention tools; this means that they affect traffic and the speed at which vehicles circulate. Its operation is effortless; they are simply placed on the road from one end to the other, such as a relief or a raised pothole, vehicles are forced to pass over them at a reduced speed since this start of the road can result uncomfortable if they are passed at more than 30 kilometers per hour and at much higher or high speeds they can cause damage to the suspension and fenders of a vehicle, which is a very effective deterrent measure.
These reducer stops are designed for vehicles to circulate at moderate speeds. They are usually designed with colors that attract attention so that drivers can see them, but it is mandatory to warn of their presence with vertical signs for safety.
They are straightforward to install; we simply have to know how many meters the road has from one end to the other, which is the width of a road, make the holes where the anchor bolts will go, once made we will place the stops alternating the heats, press well and ready to be used, in a few hours they are ready to control speed.