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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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I have always advocated a static speed camera that would ensure the 20mph limit was adhered to and would make the speed bumps unnecessary.
"The speed bumps came up on me without warning," he said.
Peter added: "The intellectual thought that led to speed bumps was to slow traffic down.
The proposal comes hot on the heels of a row in north-east England where residents are furious that a long campaign for traffic calming has resulted in painted speed bumps on their South Tyneside road.
Contrary to popular belief, speed bumps actually increase noise levels.
Despite Dave's claims of having no philosophy behind his world-popular comic strip series Speed Bump, one does detect a decidedly didactic bent coupled with a penchant for pointing out paradoxes that punctuate the particulars of our daily lives.
Regarding the February 2000 article, "Portland's City-Wide Speed Bump Study: Seeing the Big Picture":
Every time a speed bump is reached, much of the vehicle's kinetic energy is wasted as heat due to braking.
A witness, Joseph Nganga, said the bus driver lost control after the vehicle hit a speed bump at the Laini before it rolled.SPEED BUMPThe vehicle was being driven at high speed when the accident occurred, said the Laini resident.
A stretch of Oxbridge Lane alongside the school and busy shopping area now has 20mph signs and a large speed bump in place.
A speed bump table within a crosswalk will also be constructed across Church Street from the senior housing's west entrance to the opposite sidewalk to allow for greater crosswalk safety.''