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Road Hump Signs

Need help? Need help? What types and how many do you need? Tough UK-Rated Road Hump Signs by the Safety Experts

Road humps are essential for ensuring traffic safety and low speeds in specific areas. However, if theroad humps are not clearly demarcated with well-placed road hump signs or a hump ahead sign, they canactually be dangerous. It is important to select the right kind of sign and to install it correctly for maximal visibility. Our comprehensive range of road hump signs includes all of the necessary speed hump warning signs,and even road surface signs, together with speed limits to suit the specific needs of your worksite or road.

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Road hump sign legislation

When placing your hump road signs, it is important to be aware of the current laws and regulations governing road hump placement and speed bump warning signs. Road humps are used on both private and public roads to control traffic speeds and reduce accidents in specific areas.

If your private road has speed humps, or if your construction site has road humps or an uneven road surface, it is important to make sure that there are clearly displayed road hump signs. When placing your signs, it is important to refer to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 to ensure that you are correctly placing your hump road signs.

Placing road hump signs

When placing road hump signs, it is important to consider visibility for all drivers and cyclists using the road, as the signs should be placed in the most visible locations possible. For private roads, there are no legal requirements for placing signs. However, you are expected to place signs in such a way that adequately warns drivers and cyclists of road humps.

When placing your signs, it is important to take the environmental conditions into consideration as outdoor signs, or signs in exposed areas, may need to be cleaned or replaced more frequently. Also, if the sign is not placed in a well-lit area, you should consider how reflective the sign’s surface is and opt for a more highly reflective option.

Frequently Asked Questions


What materials are road hump signs made of?

Road hump signs come in a variety of materials to suit various locations and durability needs. Some sign materials such as aluminium are extremely durable and ideal for tough, outdoor environments, while other signs such as those made of vinyl are more appropriate for indoor environments such as parking garages. Below are just a few of the materials that our speed hump signs are made of:

  • Plastic – many of our signs, including the Speed Bumps Ahead sign, come in a variety of plastic options, including Rigid Plastic, Plastic and Polycarbonate. These sturdy plastic signs all meet the BS EN 12899-1:2007 requirements and can be easily installed in both indoor and outdoor locations.

  • Aluminium and Aluminium Extra Tough – signs such as the Uneven Road Surface sign come in a variety of materials, including Aluminium and Aluminium Extra Tough. These aluminium signs are very durable and great for outdoor locations as they are highly reflective and do not rust.

  • Vinyl – vinyl signs such as the Caution Speed Ramps construction sign are perfect for flat or curved surfaces. They are extremely easy to install thanks to their permanent self-adhesive and they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments with a notable high-gloss finish.


You can learn more about the materials used to make signs and the coatings used to protect them from our Traffic Sign Materials Guide.

How are speed ramp signs mounted?

Speed ramps can be mounted in a variety of ways to suit particular environments. Depending on where the sign is placed, the installation will have specific needs. However, most signs can be easily mounted on walls, fences and stanchion sign holders. Signs can be mounted directly to the surface or attached using clips or clamps. If you need temporary sign placement, you can also use the below two methods:

  • One great option for temporary signs in construction zones are Metal Sign Stanchions, which can be placed and moved easily.

  • Another way to install signs temporarily is through Industrial Heavy-Duty Cable Ties, which are perfect for quickly securing temporary signs.


What speed hump signs do I need?

The road hump signs you need will differ based on the specific geographical and spatial needs of the road. It is important that you review the most up-to-date legislation when choosing what signs to install and where to install them.

Where should road hump signs be placed?

It is important to place your speed bump road sign or uneven road surface sign in highly visible places. For private roads, there are no specific guidelines for the exact placement of speed hump warning signs, but the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 stipulate that all warning signs should be placed to give adequate warning.