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Plastic Speed Bumps And Car Stops

Oct 30, 2007
Maintaining a safe and steady traffic flow through any environment will boost safety and reduce the risk of speed related accidents from happening. Slowing traffic down makes an area safer for drivers and any people on foot in the area, and is relatively easy to achieve with simple traffic calming measures such as plastic speed bumps.

By installing plastic speed bumps in an area where you need to control the flow of traffic, you can reduce the average speed of vehicles effectively straight away. Drivers will no longer be able to drive fast through an area with speed humps in the thoroughfare, as doing so could potentially cause damage to their vehicle as well as being very uncomfortable.

Plastic speed bumps are very easy to install, and because the job only requires basic tools and skills it can be carried out very quickly, and with a minimum of disruption to normal business. The first stage is to prepare the area fully by clearing it of any major potholes and existing lumps. This will ensure that the new traffic calming bumps sit flat on the ground and are not subject to being damaged when cars go over them.

Once you are satisfied with the area where you are installing the bumps, the next step is to either use spikes to fasten the bump onto an asphalt road, or use special bolts for a concrete surface. This will ensure that the bumps are secure and do not move when vehicles pass over them.

Thanks to the relatively light weight of the plastic speed bumps at around 40 pounds, they are extremely easy for a single person to fit, and at 72 inches long, they can easily be joined together to fit almost any size of roadway, and even be cut to size for an exact fit as required.

One of the biggest benefits of plastic speed bumps comes from the nature of the material used to produce them. Being constructed completely out of recycled plastic, these high quality speed bumps are automatically weather proof, hard wearing, and require no special treatment or painting as the color is built into them. The speed bumps can also be removed quickly if necessary and then placed elsewhere if required.

Unlike alternatives such as wood or tarmac, a plastic speed bump needs no maintenance, will not rot, and is resistant to damage.

Additionally, in the event that a hump is damaged or becomes dangerously worn by the volume of traffic passing over it, it is possible to replace it very easily and quickly to ensure that no long term inconvenience is caused.

With the latest plastic speed bumps, you can also benefit from using them as a protective device and run cable through them. The range of speed humps available have a pair of ready cut 1 inch cable channels running through them. This makes the bumps ideal for use in a situation where you need to run a cable across a roadway that cars use. The bump will protect the cables from compression damage and chafing from vehicles, and ensure that any vital services are well protected, as well as controlling the flow of traffic effectively.
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