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Speed bumps

Speed bumps are vertical traffic calming devices with a parabolic shape that are used to reduce cars on low-volume, low-speed roadways.

Safety at school with a speed bump

For many of us, it's back-to-school season, which means it's a busy time for everyone. Even those who are not affected by the back-to-school rush will notice the effects on the roads as the rush hour grows. Safety may not be the first thing in many people's thoughts in the midst of all the upheaval. More crucial than ever to prioritize safety, particularly outside of schools. Drop-off and pick-up times, congested roads, and irritated drivers can all contribute to increased dangers near school roads at a time when it's even more critical to make them safer for children and other pedestrians. Fortunately, speed bumps may be one possible answer to this problem.

Why do schools need a speed bump?

The ultimate goal of speed bumps is to slow cars and traffic down so that roadways are safer. There are several obvious advantages to this, particularly for schools, but let's look at what placing speed bumps outside your school could accomplish.

Avoid crashes and accidents

Speed bumps can reduce speeds by up to 5 mph when driving over them and by roughly 20 mph or 30 mph between them, depending on the distance between them. This slower pace allows drivers to react more quickly to hazards, such as bikes and pedestrians, as well as other vehicles. Slower speeds allow drivers more time to detect risks and react appropriately in order to avoid accidents or crashes.

Reduce the chance of harm

Of course, accidents can happen even at lower speeds, but speed bumps can help in these situations as well. Reduced speeds result in shorter braking distances and, as a result, less energy transfer at impact. The slower pace enforced by the speed bumps will considerably reduce the risk and harm to any person or vehicle involved in the event of an accident with a pedestrian or another vehicle.

 

Drivers are advised to drive cautiously

Speed bumps are a highly visible reminder to drivers to drive cautiously. Speed bumps can enable individuals who aren't utilizing the school directly to understand that they need not only limit their speed but also be more aware of hazards and cautious when driving.

Aids in traffic flow

Congestion can be a major issue near schools and a continual source of frustration for drivers. Speed bumps can really help to relieve traffic congestion on these congested roads in a few ways. 

The ideal speed bump for school

If you've looked at speed bumps before or had the issue brought up in your region at any point. The majority of the complaints about speed bumps stem from drivers' unwillingness to monitor their speed. There are some legitimate concerns about speed bumps, particularly outside of schools.

The main reason is that these roads are only particularly unsafe or congested at drop-off and pick-up times. Speed bumps would unnecessarily disrupt and slow motorists during the day or on holidays.

Why are our speed bumps ideal for schools?

Our speed bumps come in a range of heights to slow automobiles down to 5 or 10 miles per hour. For less hazardous school routes, 10mph speed bumps are ideal.