Speed tables are traffic calming devices intended to slow down drivers. Speed tables raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce its traffic speed and are more effective at controlling speed than the narrower speed humps, which are more effective at controlling speeds on low volume private driveways and parking lots.
As part of its comprehensive approach to reduce vehicular speeds on interior neighborhood roads, the Village has installed a number of speed tables throughout with the goal of reducing vehicular speeds and reduce cut-through traffic on roads which are not intended to carry the amount of cars that are currently traveling through these neighborhood streets.
How does the Village determine where to place speed tables? The criteria is outlined in this study