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Need to slow traffic down? Talk to our experts. Whether you need speed bumps for cars or HGVs, residential areas, or freight depots. Our speed bumps offer super quick install and sections are easy to replace when needed. Choose Speed Cushions or speed tables or a sleeping policeman to slow vehicle traffic in urban areas.

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Speed bumps are the most effective way to reduce the speed of vehicles. Driving over the bumps too fast will result in a hard, uncomfortable drive. Speed bumps help to reduce the speed of cars, trucks, and vans on roads which greatly reduces traffic accidents.

How to choose the right speed bump for the job
Speed bumps come in many different forms and sizes. Choosing the right speed bump can be made easier by answering some questions about the area.

  • What kind of vehicles will be travelling over the speed bump?
  • What is the ideal speed for traffic in the area?
  • What type of road is the speed bump being installed on?

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For a quick guide on choosing the right speed bump see a few choices here: 

  • JSP Ridgeback Speed Bump Kit 50mm – slows traffic to approximately 10mph, ideal for cars and light vehicle use
  • JSP Ridgeback Speed Bump Kit 75mm – slows traffic to approximately 5mph, ideal for cars and HGVs. Use where there is an immediate danger to pedestrians.
  • XPT Berlin Speed Cushion – Slows traffic to approximately 20mph, suitable for cars and HGVs. Ideal for towns and cities where traffic needs to flow. Allows emergency vehicles to pass through largely unhindered due to the shape and profile. 
  • XPT-Modular System Speed Table – slows traffic to approximately 20mph, gradual bump instead of a sharp, immediate bump. Allows city traffic to maintain a steady flow, doesn’t slow vehicles to a near-stop. Speed tables are often used to form a pedestrian crossing.

What are the advantages of a modular rubber speed bump?
There are many advantages to installing modular rubber speed bumps:

  • Precise moulding of sections provides a uniform height and design of the bump
  • More cost-effective in terms of labour and materials
  • Easier installation than concrete or tarmac speed bumps
  • Easier to replace sections if they become damaged or worn
  • Less disruptive to the area during install – can be used immediately
  • Better visibility than most concrete or tarmac versions
  • Manufactured from recycled material

How are speed bumps installed?
To install speed bumps you will need precise measurements of the area and the speed bump suited to the area. The modular sections allow for fast installation on site. 

To install simply mark the area for each section (using the pre-drilled holes) and drill the required depth for the fixing. Insert the required piece (end-cap or mid-section) and tighten it into place. Once installed, the speed bumps can be used immediately. Ensure all works are completed following safety guidelines.

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How long do rubber speed bumps last?
When installed correctly rubber speed bumps can last for many years at a time. Their lifespan depends on the installation and the type & volume of traffic on the road. Call the team at Pittman to help choose the best speed bump for the job.

Rubber can maintain better shape than concrete over time. Modular sections are also easily replaced if they become worn or damaged. If installing multiple speed bumps it is advised that the layout includes at least one vehicle’s length between them.

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How fast can you drive over a speed bump?
The height and width of the speed bump will determine how fast you can drive over a speed bump. A 50mm bump will slow vehicles to approximately 10mph. A higher 75mm bump will cause drivers to slow to approximately 5mph. A speed cushion can offer an easier, more gradual bump – they generally slow traffic to 15-20 mph. These kinds of bumps are better suited to city and town environments. 

What is the difference between a speed bump and a speed hump?
Speed Bumps:

  • Abrupt bump designed to slow traffic down instantly
  • Effective for controlling speeds at low traffic volumes
  • Shorter from front to back
  • Not ideal for emergency vehicles and coaches

Speed Humps:

  • Gradual bump designed to slow traffic to a considerable speed
  • Effective for controlling speeds at high traffic volumes
  • Longer from front to back
  • Ideal for emergency vehicles and coaches

What is a sleeping policeman?
A sleeping policeman is a common name for a speed bump or speed hump within the UK. As the bump helps to control traffic speed it is compared to the job of a policeman. The ‘sleeping’ part is related to the bump lying across the road. 
Other names for sleeping policeman are speed ramps, speed humps, judder bars, and lying-down policeman. 

Other speed bump types
There are many types of speed bump products available on the market. Depending on your requirement, you may need a different bump for the job. For cities and towns - consider the use of a speed cushion or speed table. 

Speed cushion – slows traffic considerably to approximately 15-20mph. Allows traffic to flow to reduce congestion in built-up areas. The speed cushion shape and profile allow emergency vehicles to pass through with ease.

Speed table – used to slow traffic to approximately 20mph. The table will cover a larger area on the road and is ideal for built-up environments. The size allows the speed table to also be used as a pedestrian crossing.

Kerb ramps – installed against kerbs to provide easier access for vehicles. Kerb ramps are commonly installed where the kerbs are too high for vehicles to gain access. The ramps can be used permanently or temporarily depending on the requirement. 

What is traffic calming?
Traffic calming is a popular term for speed control. Traffic calming refers to the reduction of vehicle speed. Speed bumps, speed humps, and speed cushions are all considered a key part of traffic calming.

Traffic calming is a common term used among government bodies and councils. The aim of traffic calming is to decrease vehicle speeds to reduce the risk of traffic accidents. This involves vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

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