speed bump


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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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Dr Helen Ashdown of the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford said: "It may sound odd, but asking patients whether their pain worsened going over speed bumps on their way in to hospital could help doctors in a diagnosis.
Mr Al Rayyash admitted speed bumps increased traffic congestion at some locations and harmed sensitive equipment in ambulances.
Councils across Wales have waiting lists of communities demanding traffic calming, but speed bumps or chicanes are unpopular with drivers.
The party's suggestion was that no new speed bumps should be allowed on public roads, and that existing bumps should be removed within two years.
Speed bumps can also cause structural damage - as the impact of vehicles going over the bump sends shockwaves through the ground.
More than half the population - around 2,000 people - have signed a petition to that effect after the council spent PS40,000 installing the bumps on the High Street, Campaigners led by Paul Davies claim that residents were not informed about the speed bumps and the overwhelming majority do not want them.
Dr Helen Ashdown said: "Asking patients whether their pain worsened going over speed bumps turns out to be a good way of assessing people with suspected appendicitis.
Yahia Al-Ma'khadi, a member of the Sana'a Local Council, said whoever wants to build a speed bump must receive permission from the Public Works Office.
He says speed bumps in the car park have damaged the underside of his Volkswagen Golf.
Continental Tyres invited members of the public to nominate the worst speed bump before getting design experts to scrutinise them and received numerous complaints about the top two.
The county is home to the country's first speed bump martyr, builder Ian Beesley from Oxford.
First, the Ford Taurus had to get over the parking-lot speed bump.