Investigation of Speed Bumps on Urban Centre Road in Ugbowo Benin-City, Edo State

Aminu, P.M.* and Olubo, O. C

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: prince.peter636@gmail.com

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 Vol. 6 No. 2  | October 2022 | Pages 295 – 304 |   Cite this article

https://doi.org/10.36263/nijest.2022.02.0373

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This study investigated the use of speed bumps on Nigeria highway with specific reference to the section of the federal road that start from the University of Benin main gate to Oluku Junction Benin city. Using survey methodology for the collection of information from a sample of individuals through their responses to questions like who, how much, what, where, when, how many, and how, 50 units of questionnaires each were designed and administered to drivers, motorist and residents at various reference points on the road section to sought information on the effect of the devices on the drivers, motorist and residents. Measurement of the height, width, length and spacing of the device was also carried out with a Measuring tape and digital distance measuring wheel. The result shows that speed bumps in the study area have been effective in speed and accident reduction. However, the devices were not built to specification as the height, width, length and spacing were at variance. In order to promote safety, it was thus advised that speed bumps be taken into consideration on roadways where concentrated generators of pedestrian activity are present for possible prevention of any unlawful placement of the device.

Keywords: Road Safety, Calming, Traffic Management, Speed bumps and Geometry

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Aminu, P.M. and Olubo, O. C., 2022. Investigation of Speed Bumps on Urban Centre Road in Ugbowo BeninCity, Edo State. Nigerian Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology, 6(2), pp. 295-305. https://doi.org/10.36263/nijest.2022.02.0373


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