Controlling Vehicular Speeds for Safety
Speed Hump or Speed Bump? Speed Bumps are designed to:
Improve pedestrian safety;
Reinforce stop signs in parking lots;
Reduce the risk of accidents on private residential streets, driveways and parking lots.
Speed bumps are specifically made to slow motor vehicles to between 2 and 5 mph.
Speed Humps are designed to:
Slow traffic on public roads, such as schools, to reduce vehicle speeds as desired;
Be gentle enough so that emergency vehicles do not need to slow down;
Areas with heavy truck traffic where high speeds can lead to an overturned vehicle.
Speed humps are specifically designed to slow motor vehicles to between 10 and 15 mph.