Installation of New Speed Tables Has Begun
Four new speed tables are being installed in the Shasta Lake neighborhood known as Windsor Estates in an effort to get visitors and residents to slow down.
The Director of the Public Works Department noted that the agency has been receiving speed complaints from area residents for years. Some of the tactics they have used to try to address the issue have been:
- Radar signs
- Warning enforcement
- Ticket enforcement
He noted that the above efforts did not result in any improvement so the installation of speed tables is the next step.
Speed Tables – Project Details and Timeline
The speed tables are scheduled to be installed from October 4th through October 15th. The daily schedule for construction crews will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The height of the speed tables will be approximately three and a half inches. The Public Works Department has advised residents that there will likely be detours, road closures, and temporary traffic delays of up to five minutes during the speed table installation phase.
Location of the Shasta Lake Speed Tables
The speed tables are set to be installed at the following locations:
- Trinity Street between Smith Avenue and Sioux Drive
- Trinity Street between Wandsworth Drive and Buckingham Drive
- Autumn Harvest Way between Cascade Boulevard and Sioux Drive
- Autumn Harvest Way between Wandsworth Drive and Dartford Drive
What is a Speed Table?
Most motorists know the term “speed bump,” and many use it to describe all similar types of speed control devices. A speed bump, however, is different from a speed table, which is different from a speed hump. Confused? Below is a description of several types of physical speed barriers that are installed in roadways.
- Speed Table. Speed tables are installed in the middle of blocks to calm traffic. The table raises the entire wheelbase of a vehicle in order to reduce its speed. Speed tables are flat-topped and are longer than speed humps. The average height of a speed table is three to three and a half inches. Speed tables are installed on roads with speed limits ranging from 25 to 45 mph.
- Speed Bump. Speed bumps are approximately one to two feet long and can be up to five inches in height. They are most often used in private parking lots, such as in shopping malls. Given their relative extreme height versus their length, they are designed for very slow approaches in the range of five to ten mph, which is the typically expected speed within parking lots. They are not used on regular roads.
- Speed Hump. Speed humps are commonly used to slow traffic on residential streets. They are typically 12 feet in length and three inches in height. Given the longer lengths and lower heights, speed humps can be approached at a range of 25-30 mph.
Watch the YouTube video. The clip below discusses the difference between speed bumps and speed humps.
Auburn Personal Injury Attorney
Hello, and thanks for reading our legal blog. I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn, California personal injury attorney. Speeding is a primary cause of injurious automobile accidents. We hope that the new speed tables in this Shasta Lake neighborhood will reduce the risk of crashes. Most car accidents are the result of driver negligence. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash that was the fault of another motorist, please reach out to our experienced injury lawyers for assistance. Call us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly legal advice.
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