Speed Bumps

Ireland's Widest Range of Speed Bumps Delivered Fast From Stock

Choose from Ireland's largest and best range of road bumps with fast nationwide delivery. Save valuable install time and costs by installing modular speed bumps instead of concrete or tarmac.

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All Speed Bumps

Pittman™ 50mm Speed Bump KitPittman™ 50mm Speed Bump Kit
SKU: 756121
Pittman® Pittman™ 50mm Speed Bump Kit
Sale priceFrom €140.00ex VAT
Best Selling Speed Bump for Light Traffic
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XPT-50 Speed Bump Kit 50mmXPT-50 Speed Bump Kit 50mm
SKU: 747004
XPT XPT-50 Speed Bump Kit 50mm
Sale priceFrom €283.50ex VAT
Perfect For HGV Traffic
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XPT-75 Speed Bump Kit 75mmXPT-75 Speed Bump Kit 75mm
SKU: 750072
XPT XPT-75 Speed Bump Kit 75mm
Sale priceFrom €346.00ex VAT
Extreme Bump for Pedestrian Safety
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XPT Speed HumpXPT Speed Hump
SKU: 899164
XPT XPT Speed Hump
Reduces Speed to Approximately 25km/h
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XPT - Berlin Speed CushionXPT - Berlin Speed Cushion
SKU: 747501
XPT XPT - Berlin Speed Cushion
Sale priceFrom €1,015.00ex VAT
4-Piece Kit for Quick Install in 2-3 Hours
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Plastic Safety Rumble Strip YellowPlastic Safety Rumble Strip Yellow
SKU: 763661
Pittman® Plastic Safety Rumble Strip Yellow
Sale price€30.00ex VAT
Versatile PU Strips for Light-Duty Traffic Calming
XPT London Speed Cushion SystemXPT London Speed Cushion System
SKU: 895795
XPT XPT London Speed Cushion System
100% Recycled Rubber with High Sound and Vibration Absorption
XPT® Modular Speed Table SystemXPT® Modular Speed Table System
SKU: 747400
XPT XPT® Modular Speed Table System
Slows Urban Traffic to 30km/h - 100% Recycled Rubber
Tiger Speed Bump Complete Kit - 40mmTiger Speed Bump Complete Kit - 40mm
SKU: 899004
Pittman® Tiger Speed Bump Complete Kit - 40mm
Sale priceFrom €175.00ex VAT
6 Reflectors per Section for Ultimate Visibility
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XPT - Modular Rubber Pedestrian Crossing Speed TableXPT - Modular Rubber Pedestrian Crossing Speed Table
SKU: 747300
XPT XPT - Modular Rubber Pedestrian Crossing Speed Table
100% Pure Vulcanised Rubber Pedestrian Crossing

At PITTMAN™ we specialise in modular rubber speed bumps – the favoured choice for traffic calming in Ireland. Speed bumps are just one of the modular rubber traffic calming systems that we offer: others include speed humps, speed cushions, temporary speed bumps and speed tables.

What is the purpose of speed bumps?
Speed bumps are used to slow vehicle traffic. The bump they cause deter drivers from driving over them at high speeds.

speed cushion or speed table will provide a less severe bump. This will slow traffic considerably but not to a near stop like speed bumps would. This is ideal for urban settings where traffic needs to remain flowing.

How to install speed bumps?

Speed bumps can be bolted directly into the ground for instant traffic calming. Modular speed bumps are very easy to install and are much more cost-effective than concrete speed bumps.

Road bumps deter cars from speeding. The bump causes a car to jolt uncomfortably if driven over too quickly. Use a road bump where there is immediate danger to pedestrians or build up areas.

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Why use a modular rubber traffic calming system?
Rubber speed bumps have distinct advantages over a concrete or tarmac formed speed ramp. 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 Ireland:

Pittman 50mm Speed Bump Kit– ideal for residential or low traffic areas

XPT-50 Speed Bump Kit 50mm – made from 100% pure vulcanised rubber for ultimate durability

JSP Ridgeback Speed Bump Kit 75mm - extreme height, for areas with immediate danger to pedestrians

XPT Berlin Speed Cushion – for areas with mixed HGV and cars with a visual and physical speed deterrent

XPT Modular Rubber Pedestrian Crossing Speed Table - reduce urban traffic speed and provide a safe pedestrian crossing

Email our sales team for any assistance or advise choosing the best traffic calming system for your property at sales@pittman.ie

Types of Speed Bumps

Offers instant speed reduction to slow vehicle and HGV traffic. Ranges from 30mm to 75mm high. A speed ramp is the most severe traffic calming design when compared to cushions or tables.

Speed cushions allow for a smoother traffic flow while slowing vehicles to a reasonable speed. They are perfect for urban settings where they slow regular vehicle traffic but allowing emergency vehicles to pass with ease.

The largest speed bump option from front to back. The "table" layout provides an excellent traffic calming option for cities or towns. The design provides a very gentle bump which encourages drivers to slow down. A speed table slows vehicles to a reasonable speed without slowing them to a near stop like speed bumps. They are highly suited to cities and towns.

Rumble strips serve as a reminder to drivers to slow down on the approach to pedestrian crossings, junctions or entrances. Rumble strips provide an audible warning as well as a physical warning to drivers. Install them alongside regular bumps to reduce speeds before they reach the area.

Kerb ramps are installed against footpaths to provide easier access for cars. Kerb ramps are commonly installed where the kerbs are too high for cars to gain access.

Use cable ramps to protect exposed cables on the ground, especially where foot and vehicle traffic is passing over them. The loose lay format allows for instant use on site.

types of speed bumps

Speed Bump XPT-50
How to choose the right speed bump

Will it need to cater to trucks, buses, or cars? Do emergency vehicles use the road regularly, and can they pass over it with little or no restriction to their speed? Different vehicles have different requirements, so you should know which vehicles are on the road.

The height and width will significantly differ in the impact on speed. For example, a 30mm section generally allows vehicles to pass over the ramp at 25-30km/h comfortably. In contrast, a 75mm ramp will reduce vehicle speeds dramatically and should only be used where there is a significant risk to pedestrians.

The road surface may affect the fixings you will use for your road bump. Concrete and asphalt roads may need different fixings, while some suppliers (including Pittman) use universal fixtures to suit the majority of road surfaces.

Speed Bumps FAQ

There are many advantages to installing modular rubber road bumps:

  • Precise moulding of sections provides a uniform height and design of the bump
  • More cost-effective in terms of labour and materials
  • Easier installation than concrete or tarmac options
  • Easier to replace sections if they become damaged or worn
  • Less disruptive to the area during installation – can be used immediately
  • Better visibility than most concrete or tarmac versions
  • Manufactured from recycled material

For installation you will need

  • Precise measurements of the area
  • Assessment of the traffic in the area
  • A bump suited to the traffic and vehicle types travelling through the area

Modular rubber systems are much easier to install than concrete or tarmac designs. To install, mark the area for each section (using the pre-drilled holes) and drill the required depth for the fixing. Next, insert the required piece (end-cap or mid-section) and tighten it. Once installed, the bumps can be used immediately. Ensure all works are completed following speed bump installation best practices.

A speed ramp is a strip of rubber sections that are installed on roads to slow motorists down. These bumps deter cars from going too fast over them. If drivers are too fast they risk damaging their car. 

Speed ramps is also an alternative name for speed bumps. Speed ramps and speed bumps will slow vehicle traffic to reduce the risk of traffic accidents.

When installed correctly, rubber speed ramps can last for many years. However, their lifespan depends on the installation and the type & volume of traffic on the road. Call the team at Pittman to help choose the best product for the job.

Rubber can maintain better shape than concrete over time. Modular sections are also easily replaced if they become worn or damaged. If installing multiple traffic calming measures, it is advised that the layout includes at least one vehicle’s length between them.

The height and width of the bump will determine how fast you can drive over it. A 50mm bump will slow vehicles to around 10mph. A higher 75mm incline will cause drivers to slow to around 5mph. A speed cushion can offer an easier, more gradual bump – they generally slow traffic to 15-20 mph. These kinds of bumps are better suited to city and town environments. 

Traffic bumps should not be avoided. Drivers should not swerve or enter into other lanes to avoid the bump. In order to deal with it drivers should slow to the appropriate traffic speed. The spaces at the centre or sides of the road bumps are for drainage and help to keep the surface clear of standing water or snow.

Speed Bumps:

  • Instant bump designed to slow traffic down instantly
  • Effective for controlling speeds at low traffic volumes
  • Shorter from front to back
  • Not ideal for emergency vehicles and coaches
  • Common in car parks and private car parking premises
  • Slows traffic to approximately 8-15km/h

Speed Humps:

  • Gradual bumps that are designed to slow traffic to a considerable speed
  • Effective for controlling speeds at high traffic volumes
  • Longer from front to back
  • Ideal for emergency vehicles and coaches
  • Common on public roads
  • Slows traffic to approximately 25-30km/h.

Traffic calming is a popular term for speed control. Traffic calming refers to the reduction of vehicle speed. Road bumps, cushions and tables are vital traffic calming and speed control devices.

Traffic calming is a common term used among government bodies and councils. Traffic calming aims to decrease vehicle speeds to reduce the risk of traffic accidents. Calming involves vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. 

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