Speed Bumps FAQ

What is the purpose of speed bumps?

Speed bumps are designed to slow down vehicles and increase safety within pedestrian zones.

What regulations are in place regarding speed bumps? 

There are no clear legal regulations for installing speed bumps in Germany. Please check with your own countries regulations before purchase. For installation in public places we would recommend the deployment of our 50mm high speed bumps. Thus it is guaranteed, that vehicles with a low ground clearance, which are allowed according to the German Road and Traffic Regulations (StVO), can cross over the speed bumps without any problems. We also recommend the usage of the German traffic signs VKZ "uneben road" and VKZ 274 "permitted top speed" in suitable distance before the speed bumps. Once you show the speed bumps and top speed in advance, it will help reduce the noise and prevent any damages on the vehicles passing, which might be passing otherwise too fast.

Do speed bumps work?

Speed bumps have been proven to reduce speed in many locations, and make neighbourhoods safety. 

Do speed bumps damage cars?

Cars and vehicles with low ground clearance need to be especially careful when going over speed bumps. As long as the driver is driving at the recommended speed the car should not be damaged by the speed bump. 

How much is a speed bump? 

Our speed bumps start at 88,0€ inc. VAT, this price includes fixings and a free SDS Max drill bit. 

Does Der Rampen Shop install speed bumps?

We do not install speed bumps however we do provide fixings for tarmac and concrete within the price, along with a free drill bit. The speed bumps can easily be installed by a handyman or builder, our speed bump installation guide can be viewed here.

Do you need planning permission for speed bumps? 

You will need to check with the land owner, or local council, prior to installing speed bumps as you will be drilling the fixings into their land. 

What length of speed bump do I need?

This does depend on the road you are installing these on. You will need to measure the width of the road. We recommend leaving some space between the speed bump and pavement to allow pedestrians and cyclists to pass safely. Some opt to have one long speed bump across the road whilst others have 2 speed bumps, one on each side of the road and a gap in the middle, it is personal preference. 

What capacity do the speed bumps take? 

Our heavy duty speed bumps have a capacity of 60,000kg and therefore are recommended for areas with trucks, lorries and vans passing through. If you are installing speed bumps in an area where only cars pass through, our 50mm and 75mm speed bumps will be suitable as these have a 20,000kg capacity. 

What are speed cushions?

Speed cushions are larger than speed bumps in general and are more suitable for larger vehicles, our speed cushions can be viewed here

Are speed bumps safe?

Speed bumps increase safety but you should take measures to ensure the road user is aware of the speed bumps to prevent any damage to the cars. For example, clear signage is required so road users are aware that the road has speed bumps. Reflectors and chevrons on the speed bump help ensure the user is able to see them. 

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