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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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Andrew Vidovic, an assistant engineer at Oxfordshire County Council's environmental services department and responsible for the building of the road hump, admitted there was no consideration given to noise levels when the plans were drawn up.
As Liverpool has the finest road humps in Britain, why don't we use the same high-grade material for the awful pot-holed spaces in between.
Two Tyneside councils were even forced to pay compensation to drivers whose cars were damaged by measures such as road humps designed to reduce speed.
The Department for Transport has published guidance for local authorities on traffic calming in Local Transport Note 1/07, which includes advice on maintenance of road humps.
I was following a wagon and was shocked when I hit the first road hump.
The new hump, which manufacturers claim is the world's first 'intelligent' road hump was developed in Manchester to deflate for heavier vehicles like ambulances and fire engines, or for cars travelling under a set speed limit.
If it gets the go-ahead, the crossing will be placed on an existing flat- topped road hump outside the Tomkinson Road post office.
00 (jungle cutting, side burm ,sidedrain, pothole fillimg removal of un seintific road humps, painting to road humps ,fixing of km stone, Hectometer stone,Name board, Sign board and Cat eyes) in Sedam Tq the year 2015-16
RIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FFORDD YR EGLWYS, NORTH CORNELLY, BRIDGEND)(ROAD HUMPS) NOTICE 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bridgend County Borough Council as the Highway Authority for North Cornelly propose to undertake the following measures under Sections 90(A), (C), (D), (E) and (F) of the Highways Act 1980 and the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999 and all other enabling powers to construct road humps in the lengths of road specified in the Schedule below.
Between May 2001 and October 2003, traffic-calming measures were introduced along Hadrian Road, Haggerston Terrace, Etal Crescent and Stanhope Road, including road humps and chicanes.
I AND thousands of motorists fully agree with James Irving about the road humps (You Say, February 4).
After several months of use the full road width lateral road humps have slowed traffic down considerably and are far less irritating to motorists than the square pads which one encounters far too often.