Speed humps &
Speed humps (once known as
Sleeping Policemen) are kerb to kerb vertical deflections placed at
intervals along a road.
Speed Cushions are similar to Speed Humps except that they
have gaps so that cyclists, emergency vehicles and buses are not
affected by the traffic calming.
Why are they used?
Speed Humps and Speed Cushions provide a means to slow down
Where are they used?
They are principally used in residential areas to reduce vehicle
speeds. Speed Cushions are used only on cycle routes, bus routes
and emergency vehicle routes since they cost approximately three
times as much as Speed Humps. As well as following Government
guidelines on location we try to site speed humps away from
Disabled Parking Bays and Doctors Bays.
Can I park on them?
Vehicles are permitted to park on Speed Humps and Speed Cushions
unless there are any waiting and loading restrictions, or if the
vehicle is causing an obstruction.