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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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These speed humps have been problematic, they have not been maintained properly, the saw tooth marking have not been maintained, the signage has never been appropriate, and because of this the police have never properly enforced the 20mph limit," Cllr Longden said.
We have seen drivers going faster over the speed humps.
He said: "While we install very few speed humps and then only when local people request them and they meet certain criteria, we are always looking at new and innovative ways to improve road safety and slow traffic in certain residential areas.
The mandate of the Speed Humps Committee is to review all types of speed humps, study their compliance with the specifications and take necessary steps -- whether to remove or reconstruct these speed humps," Engineer Abdul Aziz al Sada, Road Safety Advisor in the Ashghal, said while making a presentation.
Col Ahmed Al Sam Al Naqbi, Head of Traffic Engineering at the department, said the new speed humps will curb speeding and save lives and protect properties.
The ministry has built more than 12 flat speed humps at pedestrian crossings and pedestrian traffic signals, including Salmaniya Avenue, Budaiya Highway, Jerusalem Avenue, Palace Avenue, Doha Avenue, Exhibition Avenue and Hatim Al Taei Avenue.
We have asked for speed humps before but never got any.
I approached the speed hump without slowing down as there was no marking on it and realised its presence too late.
The move, which included building two to three speed humps on almost every main street in the area, has affected the flow of traffic at all times of the day.
I therefore wish to extend my grattitude to all stakeholders who implemented the idea of erecting these speed humps within a week.
The hearses would also have to negotiate chicanes and speed humps.
Any competent driver would try his or her best to avoid the pot holes as, indeed, they now iron out any speed humps they encounter.