At PITTMAN™ we specialise in modular rubber speed bumps – the favoured choice for traffic calming in the UK. Speed bumps are just one of the modular rubber traffic calming systems which we offer: others include speed humps, speed cushions, temporary speed bumps and speed tables.
What is the difference between a speed bump and a speed hump?
Speed bumps have had a variety of names including speed ramps and sleeping policemen. Like our 50mm Premium, speed bumps are typically between 300 and 500mm deep (front to back). Speed humps however are typically deeper – our Safety Rider Speed Hump for instance measures 900mm front to back. Because speed humps are deeper there is less deflection and therefore easier to drive over and typically have a higher speed rating. Speed Bumps will be used where the risk to pedestrians is higher.
Why use a modular rubber traffic calming system?
Rubber speed bumps have distinct advantages over concrete or tarmac formed ramps. The precise moulding on a rubber bump means the height is uniform across the width of the speed bump and speed is regulated exactly. There is a great difference on the deflection achieved by a 50mm speed bump and an irregularly formed 30mm concrete version. Remember also rubber speed bumps will not chip, rot or crack. The modular sections are easily replaced if damaged or worn, whereas repairing a tarmac speed bump is very problematic. Foremost is the ease of installation of rubber speed bumps – supplied in modular bolt-down sections – fitting is fast, safe and less disruptive than forming a speed ramp from concrete or tarmac.
We believe we have the widest and best range of speed bumps in the UK:
50mm Economy Speed Bump Kit – ideal for residential or low traffic areas
50mm PITTMAN Premium Speed Bump Kit – built to last in the UK: for heavy duty use
GNR Easy Rider Speed Bump Kit – super quick install with 6ft long sections
75mm PITTMAN Premium Speed Bump Kit – a very severe ramp for high risk areas only
Safety Rider Speed Hump – for residential areas who prefer a less severe ramp
Speed Cushion Kit – for areas with mixed HGV and cars with a visual and physical speed deterrent
Call our sales team for any assistance or advise choosing the best traffic calming system for your property on 020 3773 5397