Speed Humps: Yesteryear’s Traffic Calming Solution

insight august 3rdNeighbors in a Durham, NC community are up in arms about what to do with the ineffective speed humps in their neighborhood. Commuters often cut through the quiet neighborhood to avoid busier streets. Yet, the speed humps often don’t seem to hinder the fastest drivers for which they are intended to regulate. As a result, the city has decided to remove five of the devices. This action is welcomed by many who believe the city needs to rethink their traffic calming policy.

At one time, speed humps were the go-to solution for neighborhood traffic calming. Today, industry leaders understand the disadvantages of these vertical traffic calming devices of yesteryear. Chiefly, they slow emergency response times and the noise associated with cars traversing the humps is an annoyance to the community. And as we see in Durham, bad drivers find a way around them often causing problems elsewhere.

Driver feedback signs from Radarsign® are becoming the modern-day go-to solutions and they are  welcomed by communities across the board. This is because they have been scientifically proven to work, are silent and they never impede emergency vehicles. We are proud to say that our driver feedback signs are being used to make roads safer in thousands of locations across the U.S.

Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing