The UK Department of Transport defines the regulations for the design and use of speed bumps in its legislation The Highways (Road Humps) Regulations, 1999. In order to prevent damage to vehicles, specific dimensions and tolerances are prescribed. Traditionally most traffic calming devices were constructed using asphalt or concrete, which can be difficult to construct precisely according to the exact standards set out by the Department of Transport.
Speed bumps made from recycled rubber and manufactured using injection-moulding are equally robust and long-lasting as asphalt or concrete, and have many more benefits besides.
Advantages of rubber speed bumps over concrete or asphalt:
- Preformed to meet Department of Transport standards
- Quick and easy to install
- Can be easily relocated and reinstalled
- Can be removed during winter to prevent damage from snow ploughs
- Pre-applied high visibility colours which do not require repainting
- Pre-installed cats eyes for night time visibility