Speed humps

Speed humps are often installed as part of traffic calming schemes designed to achieve safety and/or environmental objectives.

Speed humps are covered by The Roads (Traffic Calming) Regulations 1993 which allow local highway authorities to construct speed humps.

Both flat and round top humps are permitted.   Both types of humps may have tapered sides to allow a drainage channel between hump and kerb.

Consultation is required with the emergency services, district council and organisations representing highway users prior to the installation of humps.

Humps generally form part of a comprehensive scheme.   It is not generally appropriate to install a single hump in isolation.