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speed bump

Public health A traffic-calming device consisting of a 7–10-cm (3–4-inch) elevation on a road, which is made from plastic, rubber, asphalt or metal and designed to reduce the speed of vehicles passing over them to under 40 km/hour (25 miles/hour).

Sexology
A popular term for perianal and genital condylomas which may slow or alter the flow of sexual movement.
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Cllr Innes said: "On a personal level I've never been a fan of speed bumps.
Emergency services have said speed bumps can delay response times.
Gary Rae (far right), campaigns director for Huddersfield-based road safety and sustainable transport charity Brake, said: "The idea that removing speed bumps on local roads will somehow reduce air pollution is both cynical and misguided.
Shaikh Salman Avenue will get one speed bump, while two will be added to Municipality Avenue.
However, a spokesman for Paphos municipality said that speed bumps are not a solution and that they would cause problems for other road users.
But, quite apart from acting as some small deterrent upon this criminal element, speed bumps serve an extremely useful purpose, just by their existence on the roads, in trying to reach the minds of the large proportion of drivers, who never would see themselves as criminals, the ones who complain about speed bumps, but who would be very sorry afterwards, if they knocked down a careless child, foolishly rushing out from the pavement.
The measure mandates the Department of Public Works and Highways to set specific standards and measurements for all road infrastructures such as road signs, streetlights, pavement markings, waiting sheds, sidewalks and speed bumps across the country.
The highway department installed two temporary speed bumps on Alton Drive in June 2013 as a pilot response to residents' complaints of speeding over the 25 mph limit.
Design engineer Mynor Castro invented the Pit-Ballistic Undercarriage Lanyard, or the Pit-Bul, which masquerades as an innocuous speed bump but which can stop vehicles going up to 45 miles per hour, Castro said.
A combination of potholed roads, more speed bumps and lighter automotive parts are wreaking havoc on motorists' cars, as well as their purses.
These speed bumps are lumpy and haphazard, some of them only reach halfway across the road.
Speed bumps installed on Minda Drive since Tucker Bowman was nearly killed have reduced - but not eliminated - speeding on the street, residents say.