What is the difference between speed bumps and speed humps? Speed bumps and speed humps are both used to slow vehicles, but they have different designs and are used in different places.

Speed bumps are made of an abruptly raised portion of the pavement. Most speed bumps are found in parking lots and along private roadways. Speed bumps can produce substantial driver discomfort/ injury, damage to vehicle suspension, and/or loss of control if encountered at too high a speed. These are some of the reasons why speed bumps are not used on public roadways.

Speed Bumps:

1- Speed Bumps are lower and are placed at a longer driving distance.

2- They are more aggressive in controlling traffic due to size.

3- Speed bumps to control traffic to around O-5 mph.

4- They are wide as compared to speed humps.

5- Travel length ranges from 6 inches to 3 feet.

6- Height normally ranges between 3 to 6 inches.

7- Traffic proceeds slowly in areas where speed bumps are placed.

8- They are typically intended for the front of the store or school entrances, parking lots, at pedestrian crossings, garages and near stop sign locations.

A speed hump. on the other hand, 1s a much more gently raised portion of the pavement. Speed humps are much longer than speed bumps and not nearly as steep. Speed humps Create a gentle vehicle rocking motion at low speeds, but they can jolt a vehicle at higher speeds

 Speed Humps

1- Speed Humps are lower and are placed at a longer driving distance.

2- They are less aggressive in controlling traffic as they are lower.

3- Speed humps control traffic to around 25 -30 mph.

4-They are narrower than speed bumps.

5- Travel length is about 12 to 15 feet.

6- Height is typically 3 to 4 inches.

7- Speed humps offer softer intrusion. Traffic normally remains moving but at around 10-15 mph.

8- They are better suited for high traffic areas, entrances in major highways and areas with larger vehicles.


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