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Road Markings and Signage - Speed Humps

Also known as:- Bus Cushions, Sleeping Policeman, Speed Cushions, Speed Humps, Traffic Calming

Service Description: Speed humps are perhaps the oldest form of traffic calming. There are now a variety of different types including speed cushions which can be used, providing there is enough road width, to provide a smoother passage for heavy goods vehicles, buses and emergency service vehicles.

Whilst effective they can be intrusive to the environment and can raise strong local feelings.

There are regulations governing the layout of speed control humps and the consultation procedures. There must be a form of "slowing feature" - usually formed by a change of priority (traffic entering the system has to turn sharp left or right into the road, or has to "give way". Sometimes mini roundabouts are used at the start of a system of humps.

Contact Information
Department Traffic Management
Address Highways and Transport
County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD
External Phone 01983 823777
Opening Times Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Direct Contact
Contact Name Iain Thornton
Job Title Traffic Manager