A speed breaker is a piece of equipment used in the automotive industry to reduce the speed of a car or truck by breaking the transmission gears or axles. Speed breakers are usually placed at the front, back, and side of the vehicle to break down traffic in an efficient manner.
What does a speed breaker do?
Speed bumps (also called traffic thresholds, speed breakers or sleeping policemen) are the common name for a class of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions. Variations include the speed hump, speed cushion, and speed table.
What happens when vehicle travel fast over a speed breaker?
When you travel too fast over a speed bump, your shocks are unable to absorb the energy that rapidly, which can cause damage like bending out of shape or leaking hydraulic fluid. If this happens often enough, the shocks can begin to break down and will be unable to protect your car.