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Speed bumps and speed humps are an integral part of any speed or traffic management scheme. Whether you require temporary control within construction sites or at events such as festivals, or more permanent fixtures for use in car parks, outside schools, on university campus', or private roads, The Workplace Depot has the right speed hump for you.
The 5mph speed bump can be used as either a temporary or permanent speed management solution, as can the 10mph speed hump. The difference between the two is that the 5mph bump has a much more severe incline, slowing cars and vans down to a crawl. This hump is unsuitable for vehicles with a low ground clearance such as sports cars, and therefore venues such as golf clubs and country clubs may find the 10mph hump more suitable for their clientele. Both of these humps are available to buy in ready made bundles so you can quickly kit out your car park.
The sleeping policeman doubles as a speed hump as well as a rubber cable protector as it features two channels designed specifically for protecting wires from external forces such as weather. This product is supplied as one piece and can simply be laid down where needed.
What is the purpose of speed bumps?
A speed ramp, or speed bump, is typically used to control vehicle speeds within confined or pedestrian areas. Depending on how much you want vehicles to slow down, you can choose from a variety of speed ramps. The speed ramp is ideal for where pedestrian paths cross vehicle paths, or there is a chance of an accident if the vehicle were moving too fast. This easy-to-install ramp can be fixed on most surfaces including concrete, and will slow down vehicles to a safe speed or so, thereby reducing the possibility of an accident occurring.
Where can a speed bump be used?
This product can be used in a variety of situations. It can be used in parking lots to control vehicle speed and prevent accidents; it can be used near zebra crossings to ensure that drivers adhere to traffic laws; it can be used near school zones or high-traffic pedestrian areas; it can also be used in long driveways and private roads to ensure that speeding is not the cause of a mishap that could lead to loss of limb, life or property. This versatile product is useful whenever there is a need to control the speed of vehicular traffic for any reason, especially to maintain a high level of safety.
Who might use this product?
Parking lot supervisors and safety officers are often the ones who buy this product the most. As a means to control vehicular traffic, the speed bump is second to none. It is inexpensive to purchase, easy to install, highly visible to drivers, does not cause damaging impact on vehicles, and is convenient to use at night because of the cat’s eye fixtures on the mid-sections. Anyone who needs to make sure that vehicles are forced to slow down to about 10mph will find this to be a very useful product to buy and install.
Speed Bumps specifications
The speed ramp is available in mid and end sections, and is made of regular-duty rubber. Yellow and black sections can be alternated to give high visibility; the mid-sections also have cat’s eyes for reflecting in the dark. Tapered end sections complete a run, and the all sections can be bolted to tarmac or concrete surfaces; bolts are included. The bundle pack is an ideal one-stop solution to your vehicular speed control needs, and is available as 4.35m and 6.35m options. The product is covered by a one-year standard parts and labour warranty.
Interesting facts about speed bumps
Studies show that installing speed ramps can reduce vehicular speed to around 10-15mph, traffic volume by 18% and collisions by 13%.