What Are Speed Bumps?
Speed bumps are ridges built on the road to slow down and control vehicle traffic. Speed breakers that can be produced from rubber or plastic must be manufactured in accordance with traffic standards. Speed cutters not manufactured in accordance with the standards may lead to traffic accidents. To ensure high visibility at night speed bumps must have reflective surface . According to the speed bump type this reflective material can be paint, reflective foil or plastic cat eye.
Speed bumps can be used in front of schools, in open and closed car parks, on city streets and at traffic control stations.Speed bumps have to be positioned correctly and warning signs should be used to notify approaching motorists of upcoming bumps. The absence of a warning sign may cause accidents.
What Material Are The Speed Bumps Made Of?
Rubber Speed Bump : Rubber speed bumps are produced of rubber derivatives and have a flexible structure. To ensure high night and day visibility the bumps are covered with glass bead retro-reflective foil . To ensure permanent adhesion the reflective films are glued o the surface with thermo (hot) glue. Speed Bumps are produced in different sizes such as 50x40, 50x50, 50x60, 50x33 cm. The whole bump is obtained by combining the middle and cover parts. The average part weight varies depending on the density and amount of rubber material used. A 50x40 cm speed breaker has a minimum weight of 5 kg.
Plastic Speed Bump : Plastic Speed Bump are produced from hard plastic.High visibility is obtained by molded in cats eye reflectors. Different elevations, colors ( yellow, red, black, orange) and models are available. Plastic bumps are more rigid than rubber bump. The bump parts are produced in different sizes like 25x35, 30x33, 50x40, 50x33 cm. According to the road width the parts are combined to form the whole bump.
Rubber Coated Plastic Bump : This type is obtained by covering a plastic body with rubber. In this way the rigidity of plastic and flexibility of rubber is combined to ensure acomfortable vehicle passing. For high night visibility cats eye reflectors are fixed to the end parts. Speed bump parts must be combined to obtain the appropiate speed bump length.
Asphalt Speed Bump : An asphalt speed bump is generally designed as a rounded, raised pavement structure . Hot liquid asphalt is used to obtain the appropiate speed bump dimensions. To identify the speed bump and to ensure high visibility the speed bump is painted with reflective pavement paint. The single solid bump is produced on the road. For different purposes and road types, speed bumps and speed humps are available.
Concrete Speed Bump : A concrete speed bump is generally designed as a rounded, raised pavement structure. Liquid concrete is used to obtain the appropiate speed bump dimensions. To identify the speed bump and to ensure high visibility the speed bump is painted with reflective pavement paint. The single solid bump is produced on the road. For different purposes and road types, speed bumps and speed humps are available.