Whatever you call them – speed bumps, speed humps, speed ramps or sleeping policemen – they encourage your visitors and employees to drive sensibly, helping to prevent accidents and saving lives. Available in a range of designs and a variety of sizes to suit the desired location, thankfully, they’re also really easy to install and come with everything you need to install then.
Constructed of weatherproof rubber which is specifically designed for the tasks at hand, speed bumps are typically in contrasting yellow and black colours, ensuring drivers see them in advance to adjust their speed accordingly. Unlike some others available, our bumps also feature cats eye reflectors inbuilt, ensuring they’re highly visible day and night.
Additionally, our external cable protectors are also suitable for use as a temporary speed barrier when you have cabling or hose trailing across a road surface.
Which Speed Bump Do I Need?
When it comes to deciding which speed ramp you want to install in your car park or private road, you first need to consider the vehicles which will be driving over them every day and the speed you them to travel.
50mm speed bumps are designed to be driven over at 10mph, anymore and it’ll be very uncomfortable for drivers and passengers. Our 10mph speed bump is only designed for light use, so is perfect for areas most often used by cars and vans.
With the 70mm speed bump, these will slow vehicles down to 5mph. With a heavy-duty design, they’re also suitable for any application, including cars, vans and HGV lorries.
Where Shall I Install My Speed Bumps?
You’ll often find speed bumps in areas where vehicles and pedestrians share the same space, or areas where vehicles generally drive too fast. These are commonly placed at entrances, on the approach to pedestrian crossings, and in car parks at schools, hospitals, offices, factories, warehouses, construction sites and other industrial and commercial premises.
You should also consider that vehicles turning on a speed bump causes discomfort to those in the car, but will also damage the bumps over time, so should be placed away from junctions. Additionally, it reduces the likelihood of drivers stalling.
All speed bump kits and sections from Fire Protection Online are also supplied with shield anchor bolts, as standard. This allows for secure fastening to all tarmac, asphalt and concrete surfaces meaning they can be installed on any road surfaces and even in indoor locations such as basement and multi-storey car parks.