Road humps and tables

Croydon Council no longer introduces road humps or tables in the borough.

In the past, we have introduced road humps and tables in an attempt to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety. However, the police, fire brigade, ambulance service and London Transport have objected to the proliferation of road humps and raised tables because of the increase in attendance times for emergency calls and discomfort and possible injury to their passengers.

Road humps and raised tables can also lead to complaints from local residents about increased noise and vibration from traffic.

For these reasons the council has decided not to introduce any further road humps or tables in the borough.

There is a range of alternative measures to encourage lower vehicle speeds, such as our SpeedVisor programme, RoadWatch, vehicle activated warning signs, safer speed campaigns/events and driver/rider training programmes, such as the young driver awareness scheme.