There are high, low, wide, long, and are made with various materials. Speed humps are placed so that cars slowdown in particular places, and although they are helpful for this purpose, they have their counterpart: they damage health and pollute the environment.
This is how the analysis of the buffers began to know their advantages and disadvantages. After several tests, it was found that these structures have significant effects on energy expenditure and emissions of polluting gases in the environment.
The tests consisted of carrying out fieldwork with a particular device placed in the car to measure hydrocarbons’ vehicle emissions, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter.
We did a thorough job. With these cars, we developed a methodology to determine the effects of placing caps on highly trafficked roads and determining their emissions due to caps.
The result was that even though in Mexico City it is forbidden to put speed bumps on road axes, there are a large number of them. The problem lies in the thousands of vehicles that transit per hour and that when stopping and starting again, incur an unnecessary expense of gasoline, especially those of public transport.
In this way, we realized that vehicles that use diesel, when stopped at the top, produce many particulate emissions that are harmful to health.
It is also evident that speed reducers on-road axes represent an onerous expense in terms of emissions and fuel with the preceding.
This context proposes an alternative to implementing intelligent traffic lights manipulated by pedestrians and pedestrian bridges. It is possible to use bicycles and is helpful for the disabled.
It was possible to accurately assess buffers’ use, especially in heavily traveled arteries such as a road axis. In conclusion, speed bumps should be omitted where traffic is heavy, freight vehicles and public transport circulate.
Buffers And Traffic Regulations
The buffers are semi-spheres or quadrangular raw materials of metal, concrete, rubber, or any suitable material placed in a transverse position on the road, with the purpose that the driver slows down to cross it.
The placement can only be carried out on urban roads or in sections close to any human settlement.
To cross a stop, vehicle drivers will have to reduce their speed to a maximum of five kilometers per hour. The driver who exceeds this speed will be sanctioned with 15 to 20 times the regulation’s quota.