How to Put Speed Bumps on a Dirt Road

Fast cars driving through a dirt roads kick up a lot of dust, which may fly in through your window and disturb your quiet afternoon. The solution is to install some speed bumps. However, due to the nature of dirt, this may be a problem. Building and installing your own speed bumps on a dirt road is quite simple, actually; however, it will be expensive and will require some help. The process will take at most one afternoon.

Install a speed bump to slow cars down.
  1. Shovel out a 2-foot wide, 1-foot deep ditch across the road. Roll the stainless steel pipe right in front of the ditch.

  2. Shovel the sand into the pipe until it is full. Push the pipe into the ditch.

  3. Shovel up sand to the sides of the pipe to keep the sand from exiting the pipe.


  • Set up a warning sign to prevent yourself from getting run over.

About the Author

Luke Kim started writing in 2008, with work published in magazines such as Korea's "ICON." Kim has written extensively for SEO consultants and has abundant experience with writing in most technical fields. He has a B.A. in English from Northwestern Polytechnic University.