There are strict requirements for placing and spacing Speed Humps. The three major positioning requirements for Type 2 Speed Humps are as follows:
1. Along a single aisleway in a car park, Speed Humps must be spaced no less than 10 metres apart. Primarily, this requirement ensures that all vehicles are able to pass the first speed hump before beginning a second. It also ensures a steady flow of traffic.
2. Speed Humps must not impede pedestrian or wheelchair traffic. At least one metre of travel space is required beside a speed hump, when placed in an area that is used by pedestrians. This is required to ensure that an accessible travel path is provided for people with disabilities, parents/guardians with prams or other pedestrians with shopping carts. However, one metre spacing on either side is not required when reasonable pedestrian and wheelchair access is provided elsewhere (see image below).
3. Speed Humps must be located clear of intersections and roadways. In a car park, Speed Humps must not impede parking cars, or cars travelling in alternative directions. Speed humps can be placed at entrances to car parks, to ensure an appropriate speed when entering the hazardous environment. Positioning is very important and can mean the difference between being compliant and potentially breaking the law.