Speed Cushions & Tables
Speed Cushions are an advanced method of traffic calming now growing in popularity in Ireland. The dimensions of the speed cushion are just wide enough to slow down regular vehicles while allowing most emergency vehicles to pass unaffected. Speed Cushions are ideal for main roads including bus routes, as well as resedential areas, hospitals and industrial areas.
Speed Cushions, such as the Berlin Speed Hump, are a much more durable type of product when it comes to traffic calming measures and are excellent for use in areas where HGVs may be passing through on a regular basis, making them ideal for freight depots, warehouse type areas etc. Each speed cushion and speed table comes with highly visible markings, most of which consist of arrows on either side of the cushion, ensuring that drivers see them at all times.
HGVs are a real trial for speed ramps and speed bumps. With HGVs weighing up to 40 tonnes, hitting the ramp too fast at maybe 30km/h proves a real test for speed ramps. Therefore regular HGV traffic commonly results in premature wear of speed ramps. The answer can be to use a speed cushion - because the speed cushion is not wide enough to impact the truck, the risk of excessive wear is removed. The HGV driver will slow down because of the visual impact of the speed cushion as well as their preference to keep the HGV driving straight so as not to hit the speed cushion.
Traffic Logix Speed Cushions are ideal for use on main roads as well as in private business or industrial areas. By putting several speed cushions side by side with a gap in between them the customer can create an excellent traffic calming measure that will certainly slow down traffic, as said previously. The gap in the middle of these cushions allows emergency vehicles such as ambulances or fire vehicles to move over the gaps while avoiding the cushion themselves, meaning they can move through at high speeds without the risk of hitting the cushion in an emergency situation. Speed Cushions are therefore the ideal solution where there are high proportion of HGV traffic. Our V3 Speed Cushion is normally available from stock for delivery within 48 hours around Ireland.
At Pittman Traffic and Safety Equipment we can supply many different products for traffic calming measures. For more information on some of our other speed cushions and speed tables you can contact us at email@example.com