Speed Humps

“Speed Humps” are vertical deflections – raised area across road width, slight curvature to discourage speeding. Another variation of this is the Speed Table. For more information see NACTO

Positive Results

  • May slow speed slightly

Negative Results

  • Slow response time of emergency vehicles
  • May divert traffic to parallel residential streets; and
  • Possible increase in noise and pollution for residents living immediately adjacent to the speed bumps.
  • Possible grounding of long wheelbase vehicles