As an essential tool to control traffic flow and improve safety on roads and in car parks, speed bumps are a popular traffic calming technique.
But how do you go about getting speed bumps installed at your site? And is there an application process to go through? In this article, we explore these pressing questions.
Speed bumps, speed humps and other traffic calming methods are useful, affordable and effective ways to slow traffic and encourage safe speeds. This is particularly useful on private roads, areas located close to schools, and in car parks – all places where slower, more careful driving should be encouraged.
Speed bumps in the UK are made from plastic or rubber to limit damage to the local area. They are usually affixed to a concrete or asphalt surface with bolts or other fixings, enabling them to be easily removed if needed.
When installing speed bumps in the UK, the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999 must be consulted and adhered to. These legislations are in place to prevent improper placement of traffic calming methods. To adhere to these regulations, you must ensure that the location you’ve chosen is legal and in a zone of an appropriate speed limit, and that the speed bumps are paired with adequate lighting and signage.
Also in accordance with the Highways Regulations, speed bumps must adhere to certain dimensions. Therefore, to ensure you remain on the right side of the law, it’s always advisable to hire a professional company to carry out the installation. Here at Landmark Road Lining, we have years of expert experience laying speed bumps on roads throughout the UK, and are familiar with all up-to-date regulations.
Here in the UK, you will need to make sure you go through certain steps to apply for speed bumps. These include:
Bear this information in mind, but it’s also advisable to check with your local authority for further clarity on applying for speed bumps.
Here at Landmark Road Lining, we are a leading installer of speed humps. Working across the UK, our team are happy to advise on your plans and we also have the appropriate accreditations, such as SafeContractor and CHAS, to guarantee a high-quality install. Simply get in touch for more information.Call us today on: 0808 196 4779
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