Speed cushions are an intelligent, effective solution to traffic calming and are often more practical than speed bumps
in areas with higher traffic volumes of HGVs, buses or emergency vehicles. Speed cushions are just wide enough to impact the wheels of most regular sized cars and some smaller vans. The footprint of the speed cushion is typically not wide enough to have any effect on HGVs or larger vehicles, making them perfect for main arteries, as larger vehicles are not affected.
The complete speed cushion unit is far deeper than regular speed bumps, thus encouraging motorists to drive slowly over the cushion. Speeding motorists are at risk of driving over the plateau which can be up to 75mm tall, so safe driving is further encouraged because motorists will be able to drive over the lower level of the incline if driving slowly.
Every product in our range of speed cushions is highly visible, which also contributes to traffic calming. Available in brick red or black, with large white traffic markings, the cushions are clearly visible from a distance. Because the cushions are typically not impacted by HGVs or larger vehicles, these traffic calming units will have a prolonged life compared to conventional speed bumps in areas of high HGV use.
Our Traffic Line speed cushion remains one our most popular pieces of traffic and safety equipment online
. It is available in brick red or black, and is on a typical lead time of approximately two weeks. For unbeatable value and reliability, choose the GNR V3 Speed Cushion, which is normally available from stock for delivery onsite within three or four days. Our Safety Rider Mini Speed Cushion has just been launched, which is, in effect, a shorter version of the regular Safety Rider. It provides a clear traffic calming effect because of its highly visible markings. So for an intelligent and effective alternative to speed bumps, consider speed cushions.