Definition of speed bumps
Speed bumps, also known as speed humps, are traffic calming devices designed to reduce vehicle speed in areas where pedestrian safety is a concern. They are typically made of materials such as asphalt, rubber, or plastic and are installed on roads, parking lots, and residential areas. Speed bumps are characterized by their raised profile, which causes a jolt or bump when vehicles drive over them, forcing drivers to slow down. While speed bumps are effective in slowing down vehicles, they can also cause discomfort and inconvenience for drivers and passengers. Additionally, speed bumps may have varying impacts on different types of vehicles, such as low-clearance vehicles or emergency vehicles, which may need to navigate them at lower speeds or find alternative routes.