Speed Bumps FAQ

What is the purpose of speed bumps?

Speed bumps are designed to slow down vehicles and increase safety within pedestrian zones.

What is the legal height of speed bumps?

The recommend height varies depending on your location (country) and the type of road, the minimum height is 25mm, they must be no more than 100mm high. 

What regulations are in place regarding speed bumps? 

The Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1996 outline rules around road humps and traffic signs

Do speed bumps work?

Speed bumps have been proven to reduce speed in many locations, and make neighbourhoods safety. 

Do speed bumps damage cars?

Cars and vehicles with low ground clearance need to be especially careful when going over speed bumps. As long as the driver is driving at the recommended speed the car should not be damaged by the speed bump. 

How much is a speed bump? 

Our speed bumps start at £40.00 + VAT, this price includes fixings and a free drill bit. 

Does The Ramp People install speed bumps?

We do not install speed bumps however we do provide fixings for tarmac and concrete within the price, along with a free drill bit. The speed bumps can easily be installed by a handyman or builder, our speed bump installation guide can be viewed here.

Do you need planning permission for speed bumps? 

You will need to check with the land owner, or local council, prior to installing speed bumps as you will be drilling the fixings into their land. 

What length of speed bump do I need?

This does depend on the road you are installing these on. You will need to measure the width of the road. We recommend leaving some space between the speed bump and pavement to allow pedestrians and cyclists to pass safely. Some opt to have one long speed bump across the road whilst others have 2 speed bumps, one on each side of the road and a gap in the middle, it is personal preference. 

What capacity do the speed bumps take? 

Our heavy duty speed bumps have a capacity of 60,000kg and therefore are recommended for areas with trucks, lorries and vans passing through. If you are installing speed bumps in an area where only cars pass through, our 50mm and 75mm speed bumps will be suitable as these have a 20,000kg capacity. 

What are speed cushions?

Speed cushions are larger than speed bumps in general and are more suitable for larger vehicles, our speed cushions can be viewed here

Are speed bumps safe?

Speed bumps increase safety but you should take measures to ensure the road user is aware of the speed bumps to prevent any damage to the cars. For example, clear signage is required so road users are aware that the road has speed bumps. Reflectors and chevrons on the speed bump help ensure the user is able to see them. 

What are flow plates? 

Flow plates help to manage the flow of traffic and increase road safety. They come in various styles, for example including spikes to ensure traffic can only travel one way, they are often used within industrial estates and car parks to improve safety and security. 

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