Recently the government have told councils to ‘optimise traffic flow’ and scrap road humps. In the article, shared online at Highways Industry, ‘speed bumps could be removed from UK roads after Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told local councils to scrap them as part of plans to reduce pollution. ‘https://www.highwaysindustry.com/speed-bumps-could-disappear-from-uk-roads/.
Current tarmac road humps are proven to increase pollution:
No matter what speed a car is going at, their hard surface forces cars to break sharply and slow down. This intense start/stop driving is something we see far too often and produces vast emissions that are adding to pollution each day.
At Mallatite, we have a wide range of road safety products and wanted to build on our product offering to develop something that would not only help save lives, but also to fit in with our business beliefs and goals of becoming more environmentally friendly – and so we introduced the TransCalm.
TransCalm is the only speed responsive road hump in the UK and has evolved a long way from the standard tarmac bumps we see so often. A whole new concept in speed control, fully compliant, the TransCalm is designed for use on public roads, reducing vehicle speeds to 20mph and below, perfect for around schools, residential areas or busy city streets.
The TransCalm is a totally unique, patented, intelligent solution. Compliant driver’s travel softer meaning they won’t need to suddenly slow down, as it alters its firmness based on the velocity of the vehicle passing over it. Emergency vehicles also benefit, as they travel softer, saving lives, reducing response times, and minimising potential vehicle damage.
Whilst our environment is important, we still need to join together to tackle the important matter of Road Safety. The TransCalm has been developed to improve both. It’s the perfect solution to slow drivers down, in a world moving so fast, yet still keep our environment, that little bit cleaner.