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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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The proposed nature, dimensions and location of the road hump is as follows - Nature - Speed Hump Location (to the centre of the speed hump) - Pembroke Avenue - 145 metres north of its junction with Fossway Dimensions - Length along the carriageway to be 3.
2m installing road humps, tables and cushions and pounds 29.
I was following a wagon and was shocked when I hit the first road hump.
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.
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.
According to a recent survey carried out by the county council, 404 pedestrians used the road hump to cross the road during a 12-hour period.
All we are asking for is one road hump just after the entrance to the boatyard and another just before the roundabout at the end of the road.
For years, there have been calls for a pedestrian crossing by the shops but a compromise of a road hump was suggested.
For years, there have been calls for a pedestrian crossing by the shops, but a compromise of a road hump was suggested.
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The idea of removing road humps across the country has come after the government's environment secretary, Michael Gove, said local authorities should consider "improving road layouts and junctions to optimise traffic flow, for example by considering removal of road humps".
Dangerous driver Scott Lacy hit road humps at such a speed his car flew through the air.