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Speed Bumps

Disadvantages of Speed Bumps

While speed bumps might seem like a good way to slow down traffic, they have several disadvantages:

  • Can cause problems for emergency response vehicles (e.g. an ambulance carrying an injured person)
  • Can be hazardous to bicycles and motorcycles
  • Can actually encourage some drivers to speed up
  • Can cause vehicle damage
  • Encourages drivers to speed up excessively between speed bumps
  • Cars going over bumps cause unnecessary noise

Conditions for Installation

The Department of Transportation and Public Works is currently developing an update to the Conditions of Installation for speed bumps.  These conditions will be posted upon approval.

Contact Information

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Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Contact us by Phone
Office Location
La Plaza B
2300 County Center Drive
Suite B 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.462023, -122.725381

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