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The reward: a smooth ride

Speeding in built-up areas is a regular and persistent problem. Actibump changes that, because this smart traffic solution ensures – in a friendly yet effective manner – that drivers observe the speed limit.

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Where does Actibump fit?

Actibump is particularly suitable for public roads in built-up areas with a speed limit up to 50 km/h, but is also a good solution on private company roads or industrial sites in general. The system is extremely effective, delivering an excellent return on investment at locations where speeding is a real danger to drivers and other road users.

Speed radar

The Actibump radar system measures the speed of an approaching vehicle. The system’s presence is communicated clearly in advance by traffic signs and road markings, so that drivers have enough time to check their speed and adjust it if necessary.

Actibump registers each vehicle’s speed and determines whether it can pass unhindered or needs a reminder to slow down.

Steady as you go…

If the driver is within the speed limit, nothing happens. The road surface remains flat and they pass over the Actibump without feeling a thing. This rewards their good behaviour and also improves the flow of traffic. Because there is none of the unnecessary braking and acceleration associated with traditional calming measures, emissions decrease and air quality improves. In addition, the experience is a lot more pleasant and comfortable for the driver. Moreover, emergency vehicles can be recognised and also pass unimpeded.

…or a clear reminder

If the driver is going too fast, the surface panel sinks a few centimetres into the road and they feel the uneven surface. This delivers a clear reminder to slow down, not just now but whenever they pass this point in the future. Actibump thus provides direct feedback with a fast learning effect, which improves behaviour immediately and increases road safety.

The benefits at a glance

Road safety

Actibump reduces speeding by up to 80%. This makes the roads safer for everyone and immediately reduces the number of casualties caused by excessive speeds.

Traffic flows

Actibump improves the flow of traffic and so prevents unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Healthier living environment

Better traffic flows means lower emissions and less noise, creating a cleaner, more pleasant living environment.

Smart City

Actibump is a smart traffic solution which collects real-time information about vehicle numbers, air quality, noise levels and vibration.

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Actibump FAQs:

What exactly is Actibump?

Actibump is a smart traffic solution which prevents speeding and improves road safety. The Actibump is an active speed bump that is only a speed bump for those who speed

Who is Actibump for?

Any community serious about improving road safety can benefit from Actibump. It is also a very effective way to cut speeding in business parks, industrial estates and in private compounds or campuses with their own roads.

How effective is Actibump?

Once an Actibump is installed, speeding is cut by up to 80%. This immediately reduces the number of casualties on the road and decreases the severity of any accident.

Has research been done into the effectiveness of Actibump?

Several independent studies have shown that Actibump reduces speeding enormously. See the Results page.

Are there any other benefits?

Actibump decreases the need for braking and accelerating as you can maintain the legal speed at an Actibump, which improves air quality. This makes the living environment a lot cleaner and healthier.

Speed bumps, street narrowing and traffic lights hinder all road users, including those who do abide by the rules. Actibump only inconveniences drivers who break the speed limit.

How does Actibump work?

Actibump is installed in the road surface. Its radar measures the speed of each approaching vehicle. If you are driving too fast, a surface panel drops a few centimetres into the road and you feel a gentle reminder to slow down. Are you within the speed limit? Then nothing happens at all and you drive over the panel unhindered. See also “How it works“.

Is Actibump totally safe?

Safety is our top priority. Experience shows that Actibump is a completely safe system for all road users. More than 100 million vehicles have now passed over an Actibump without causing problems or unsafe situations. And remember: the Actibump is only activated if you are speeding. As long as you stay within the limit, nothing happens and you pass over the system without even noticing it is there.

Is Actibump safe for motorcyclists?

In Sweden, Actibump has been in use for more than ten years. Swedish motorcycling organisation SMC has investigated the system and found it to be perfectly safe; no accident involving a motorcyclist has ever been attributed to Actibump. And the same applies to them as everyone else: as long as they keep to the speed limit, they pass over an Actibump without hindrance.

Does Actibump damage speeding vehicles?

Assuming that a vehicle is in normal roadworthy condition, Actibump causes it no damage even if it is being driven too fast. In Sweden, more than 100 million vehicles have passed over an Actibump without suffering any damage.

Does Actibump hinder the emergency services?

Unlike passive speed bumps, Actibump does not impede the emergency services. Their vehicles can deactivate the system remotely and so pass over unhindered. Actibump can also be temporarily disabled in the event of an emergency.

Is it easy for cyclists to pass an Actibump?

Ideally, cyclists are guided around an Actibump on a separate cycle path. If this is not possible, there is enough space for them pass alongside it. They can also cycle over an Actibump without any problems, unless they are speeding.

Can Actibump be installed on any road?

Actibump is most suitable for public roads in built-up areas with a speed limit up to 50 km/h. It is most cost-effective on routes with heavy traffic, including buses, where speed bumps, narrowing or traffic lights have proven ineffective. Although not essential, its ideal positioning is on a road with separate carriageways divided by a traffic island and with a dedicated cycle path.