The Influence of Speed Bumps and how it prevents from Road Accidents

Road safety is one of the most important things to consider because roads and highways are the locations where most injuries and life threats occur. There are innumerable impudent drivers around, who are not too mindful about their speed. The popular approach is to add speed bumps in the streets to minimize speed and avoid accidents.

Road bumps play a vital role in managing speed limits, preventing vehicles from over-speeding. This adds greatly to the overall objective of road safety by avoiding collisions that lead to pedestrian deaths and damages to vehicles. Speed bumps are a strong visual warning to drivers to drive safely, with their black and yellow shades. Speed bumps will encourage people to slow down the speed of the vehicles and ensure that they not only decrease their speed, but also be more vigilant to dangers and be cautious about their driving overall.

There are different types of speed bumps in the road which are taken as a safety measure for the vehicles and trucks. In this article, you will get an insight into different types of speed bumps and the several benefits of them.

  • Asphalt Speed Bumps: Asphalt speed bumps are the common type of speed bumps. They are extremely durable and effective. This type of speed bumps can be repainted every year so that to keep them fresh and noticeable. Asphalt speed bumps serve many purposes, but they are mainly used to reduce traffic speeds.
  • Concrete Speed Bumps: Concrete speed bumps are used on roads to calm traffic. With the use of vertical deflection, concrete speed bumps limit the speed of cars and trucks. They are manufactured using rubber substance and have reflectors. Concrete speed bumps are suitable for urban areas, parks, leisure areas and school zones. Built entirely on existing pavements, concrete speed bumps are long-lasting and resilient. Generally, they are cut and removed put within the pavement and shaped to the perfect height. To make them more noticeable, you can even paint them. After painting, it will be more visible.
  • Speed humps: Speed humps are used mostly in residential areas, schools etc. They are used to slow traffic down. Speed humps are different from speed bumps; they are larger in width and provide a smoother ride.
  • Rubberized or plastic speed bump: This speed bump is already ready-made and comes in striped black and yellow colors with built-in reflectors. You can set them up in just a few minutes. You don’t need to color it.

Let’s look into the benefits of speed bumps:

  • Slowing the vehicles down will reduce the risk of accidents. Speed bumps will help to stop cars from speeding up before intersections, sudden bends, and entrances and exits. Drivers are more mindful of lowering their pace with speed bumps.
  • People who cross the streets are vulnerable to traffic and speeding. They are at risk of moving cars without a speed bump. Speed bumps can limit road fatalities.
  • Speed bumps help to regulate traffic. Drivers that are typically in a hurry fear highways and streets lined with speed bumps, redirecting traffic from one route to another. Even, for established shortcuts, speed bumps will keep them from being crowded.
  • Drivers that are typically in a hurry fear highways and streets lined with speed bumps, redirecting traffic from one route to another. Even, for established shortcuts, speed bumps will keep them from being crowded.

Author’s Bio: The article has been written by Atlanta Baruah. She is working as a trainee for Social Media Executive in Olive E Business a digital media agency. I am writing this article by doing an extensive research on this topic Speed bumps. I enjoy writing and learning about new topics.

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