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Post by Abrar on Sat May 28, 2011 4:02 pm

There are three types of road hump :


Road humps can be constructed using pre-cast concrete humps or built on-site with asphalt. The height must be between 50mm and 100mm and the hump should be constructed at right angles to the flow of the traffic. Bollards, signs and road markings are used to highlight the road hump to allow drivers to slow down to appropriate speeds on approach. Most humps are constructed with gaps for cyclists and speed cushions are designed to allow larger vehicles such as ambulances, fire engines and buses to pass with their wheels on either side of the hump.


The process of installing a road hump commences with traffic investigations and consultation with the Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade services, local community groups, cycling groups, bus companies and transport agencies.

Road hump proposals are advertised in local papers and displayed at appropriate locations on the street, for example on lighting columns or fencing. These notices will include information on the type, dimensions and location of the proposed hump along with details of where and within what time period any objections should be sent. The plans are also available for public viewing at Council offices and local libraries.


Any concerns regarding the road humps will be considered prior to their installation and if there are unresolved issues, a Traffic Management Appeals Board can be convened and their recommendations will be taken forward.

Damage to vehicles

Following the installation of road humps some drivers raise concerns regarding possible damage to their vehicle. If the correct speed and care is observed there should be no adverse effects to vehicles.



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