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.
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.
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.