Enforcer Group offers an extensive range of speed humps to suit and calm down light or heavy traffic. Our Speed Bumps are designed to be highly visible, weather-proof and cost effective. Explore our range of quality speed humps on sale Australia wide.
What is traffic calming?
A lot of areas experience foot traffic and vehicular traffic equally. These spaces require a higher level of traffic management than areas where foot traffic is relatively low. Fast vehicles in these areas can cause damage to property and lives. This is the reason why, vehicular traffic in these areas must be calmed down by using a range of measures like the installation of speed bumps and humps.
These measures are relatively easier to install and implement than more aggressive means like allowing one-way traffic in a street or building roundabouts. Speed humps are very easy to install in concrete or asphalt. This makes them ideal for controlling traffic in an area which does not have planned traffic control measures in place.
Are speed humps effective?
Any traffic calming measure is only as effective as its design, build, and the way in which it has been installed. When done correctly, these can be very effective. Typically, a speed hump is made of rubber, plastic, or metal, but sometimes, they may even be built from concrete or asphalt.
Rubber or plastic is often seen as a good choice because they are easy to install and remove. Traffic calming products made of rubber or plastic are also lightweight. They can be installed temporarily and removed when required, and later reinstalled.
Since rubber has greater compression, traffic control products made of rubber are beneficial for vehicles as well. When a vehicle hits these very quickly at an angle, there is lesser damage. Since they are low to the ground, it also reduces vehicle damage to vehicles with low ground clearance. But for the same reasons, rubber humps may end up being less effective in traffic control as concrete or asphalt bumps.
These are ideally installed in areas which does not experience heavy industrial traffic or else the humps may be rendered ineffective or may get damaged very quickly. They can be combined with other road safety products like bollards to improve their effectiveness in traffic calming.
Australian standards for speed humps
The Australian design standard for speed humps regulating off-street parking is AS 2890.1:2004. There are 4 main criteria that a product should keep in mind to be compliant to this standard. These four criteria are:
Use and placement
The standard requires the use of the humps in the following ways:
Features of our speed humps
All our traffic calming products are designed with durability in mind. The humps and wheel stops are strong and they do not crack or shrink. They can be used indoors or outdoors in areas like schools, hospitals, and multi storey car parks.
The humps we sell are 250mm, 500mm, or 1000mm long based on your choice of material. This makes it easy for you to achieve the lengths you need. The end caps help you finish off the edges perfectly.
Our products are mostly designed with environment friendliness in mind. They are either recyclable or made of recycled products.
The built-in prismatic reflectors improve visibility of these products in the night improving their effectiveness in controlling traffic even during night.
The rubber and plastic products are designed for low noise making them useful in residential areas, near schools and hospitals where high noise levels can be disturbing.
They are lightweight making it easy for installation to be completed by a single person.
Our road safety products are designed with quality in mind. We follow Australian standards and use materials that reduce our carbon footprint. Reach out to us now for more information about road safety products that can be used for your site.