speed ramp are used for the majority of new construction projects that require the builder to have access to a roadway in order to complete the job. There are different types of speed ramps, depending on how the vehicle will be transporting people or cargo to the site of construction. The purpose of a speed ramp is to provide the construction worker with a safe and convenient way to get to the job site. Once the ramp has been installed, it is important to know how to properly use it and when to leave it so that safety can be maintained.

When approaching a speed ramp, it is important to take some common sense steps to ensure your safety. Always signal your turn to the vehicle in advance, turn onto the ramp from the rear, and do not merge into the traffic flow of traffic. This will help to keep the ramp clear and avoid any potential accidents that could occur if a vehicle was to hit it or an object were to fall down onto it. If you have construction debris on the roadway, always clean up before you get on the ramp.
When you reach the speed ramp and the vehicle have pulled to a stop, it is safe to get off and walk along the length of it to avoid any potential traffic problems. Keep in mind that you are approaching the ramp at a higher rate of speed than the speed limit of the roads in the area. If you are traveling at a greater speed than other vehicles, it may be dangerous to cross the speed ramp as it will not allow you to come to a sudden stop.
As you approach the ramp, check to see if there are any cars that are coming up on the ramp, especially if it is well after sunset. If you see other vehicles coming up on the ramp, slow down and stop the vehicle behind you. It may be best for you to pull off at the next available stoplight and safely signal to the vehicle in front of you, if you do not see them, move over a few seconds and allow them to catch up with you.
As you approach the speed ramp, be ready to negotiate the ramp. When you are first coming up on the ramp, drive your vehicle straight across, but be sure that you are going as fast as possible. Once you have passed the first bend, slow down a bit, but not enough to change lanes. Stop slightly ahead of the curve in the road so that you are not pulling off the curb, but not so much that you will drive over someone who is in front of you. As you approach the curve in the road where you will turn left, you can pull into the space between the curb and the line of the turn, and you should be able to see all of the cars coming up behind you.
When you reach the last bend in the road where you will turn right, drive your vehicle straight ahead and wait for the cars behind you to catch up. As you are coming up on the speed limit sign, the driver in front of you should have sufficient time to make a turn. When you turn right on the speed ramp, the driver in front of you will be forced to come to a complete stop. In many cases, this means that you will have to make an evasive turn to the left, which may be the safer way to turn on a speed ramp.