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Overspeeding often causes accidents that risk the life and limb of many people. It’s quite depressing to know that even if it is not you who’s at fault, your safety is always in danger on the road. That’s why speed humps were invented, a traffic calming system used by transportation agencies to slow down traffic and somehow reduce traffic volume by a minimal percentage.
Speed humps are long sections of the road that are raised in order to reduce vehicular speed. Its width ranges from 12 to 14 feet and has a circular angle on top of the surface. It is indeed a good way to slow down overspeeding vehicles, but just like any solution to a problem, there are downsides to it because there are sectors which are actually depending upon speed and time as their capital. Some of these sectors include those emergency agencies such as fire departments, police units and courier companies.
Hence, the real issue here is the implementation of speed humps . Authorities need to assess the location and quantity of speed humps in a particular area or district. They must be able to identify which roads are the most susceptible to overspeeding vehicles, as some roads naturally allow for motorists to step on the pedal both more and less intensely. Also, there are parts wherein a speed bump is more appropriate than a speed hump and vice versa.
The key here is, therefore, is to plan everything out in a larger scale. Speed humps are an innovation that must be implemented strategically in a community. Some may not be amenable to this traffic calming solution, but it is always safe to decide for the general public – all for the greater good. No one wants pointing fingers anyway, so everything needs to be planned well.
Speed humps , also known as speed bumps or “sleeping policemen” are traffic-calming measures, and they usually consist of a transverse ridge that is placed on a road. Failure to slow down at a speed hump can result in damage to the vehicle or even injury to the driver; for this reason they are very effective at slowing down traffic.
Some speed humps are “built-in” to the road when the road is constructed; in some countries these speed-control devices can do serious damage to a vehicle even when they slow right down to only two or three kilometres per hour. However, in countries such as Australia, speed bumps are constructed in such a fashion that they can be placed on a road after the road has been built; furthermore, they are effective at slowing down traffic without causing damage to the undercarriage of a vehicle .
A speed hump can be made out of rubber, polyethylene, and steel. While a person may have the impression that a speed hump will be expensive to purchase and difficult to install, the truth is that rubber speed bumps can be as inexpensive as $20. Stainless steel speed humps can cost hundreds of dollars per ridge. The inexpensive rubber versions are recommended for low-traffic areas or areas where heavy vehicles are unlikely to be, such as the car park of a townhouse complex. For heavy traffic situations, stainless steel is the best option.
Speed humps, as mentioned, are relatively easy to install. However, before purchasing one or a set, talk to a workplace and traffic safety specialist first to ensure that the installation of a speed hump is the best traffic-calming measure you can take; there may be alternative methods of traffic control that may work better.