Actibump – for safe streets and liveable communities

As a very effective solution against, Actibump makes streets and communities safer for everyone.

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  • Actibump reduces speeding by up to 80%.
  • Actibump improves traffic flows.
  • Actibump improves air quality by cutting unnecessary braking and acceleration.
  • Actibump makes streets safer and communities more liveable.
  • Actibump improves dangerous traffic situations.
  • Actibump is activated only when necessary. Good behaviour is rewarded.

Actibump changes driver behaviour

Whether cycling, out for a stroll, playing with the children or walking the dog, we expect our streets to be safe. But despite an array of traffic-calming measures we are all familiar with, such as speed bumps, street narrowing and reduced speed limits, many neighbourhoods and communities are still plagued by speeding motorists. This leads to dangerous and sometimes life-threatening situations. Actibump is a smart new solution which encourages drivers to stick to the limit, reducing speeding by up to 80%.

Healthier living environment

Most traffic-calming measures, such as speed bumps and street narrowing, cause unwanted side-effects for local residents. Extra braking and acceleration add to air pollution and generate noise. Other problems include vibration and complaints from those who do abide by the rules, such as bus drivers. Actibump puts an end to all these for good. It ensures a continuous traffic flow and a cleaner, healthier living environment for everyone.

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You know your neighbourhood best, so you are most aware of its speeding blackspots. Share this information with us! Edeva actively maps unsafe situations, notifies local councils and teams up with them to investigate whether Actibump could be the solution.

So if speeding is a problem in your street or community, let us know. The map below shows which locations in your area have already been reported.

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Click on the map to determine the exact location where you would like an Actibump.

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How it works

  1. Your report
    Use the form to tell Edeva about a location where speeding regularly causes dangerous situations.
  2. Mapping
    We receive your report and add its details to the map above, which shows the locations in your area which have already been reported.
  3. Assessment
    We study your report and assess whether Actibump is the right solution to improve road safety at that location.
  4. We contact your council
    We share our findings with your local council and discuss whether an Actibump can be installed to improve the situation.

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.