4 Advantages of Rubber Speed Humps
Speed humps are a great way to calm and control traffic vehicular traffic on your site. They will help to focus the driver’s attention in critical areas where you need additional safety measures. There are humps made from a wide variety of materials, such as concrete, metal, plastic, and tarmac. We have seen rubber speed humps gain in popularity as the speed hump of choice in recent years. In this article, we will look at four advantages to choosing rubber humps as part of your traffic calming strategy.
1. A Cost Effective Option
The speed humps made from other materials can create a big hole in your project when they are installed on the approaches and around your site. One of the key factors in the cost of any product is the material that it’s made from. Rubber speed humps are made from recycled rubber that is very cheap to buy in bulk. For this reason, you may be surprised at the prices of rubber humps compared to other options. They can also be fitted to a wide variety of different road surfaces, including rougher one and this may negate the need to smooth out surfaces for installation.
2. A Simpler and Cheaper Installation Process
Rubber speed humps are very easy to install, they are fixed directly to the surface with bolts. A single worker can maneuver the humps into place and then fix them in place. No specialised tools are needed, and the humps can be easily moved later if your site needs change. This is very different compared to other types of humps; they are heavy to move around, require a team of contractors to install and they cannot be moved later. This ease of installation means that you have fewer workers to pay and this will also bring down the costs significantly.
3. Environmentally Friendly
As we mentioned earlier, a rubber speed hump is made from 100% recycled rubber. This rubber is sourced primarily from used tyres; they are ground up and then form into the hump shapes. This makes them sturdy and durable in a wide variety of climatic conditions. Other humps materials make extensive use of chemical products, including petroleum and they are not kind to the environment.
4. Improved Visibility
A rubber speed hump can be given a series of reflective stripes that make them even more visible at night or in low light conditions. This would be particularly useful for sites that operate around the clock to help potentially tired drivers to be more aware. There are many options to choose from, and you’re sure to find the right visibility treatment for your particular project.
If you’re in the market for rubber speed humps, get in touch with us here at Image Bollards. We can supply and install a fantastic selection of high quality safety and security equipment, including speed humps. All of our product line is manufactured to exacting standards, and they are fully compliant with all Australian regulations. Our team is standing by to discuss your project needs in greater detail, and they will be happy to answer any further questions that you may have.