rat-running

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rat-running

n
the practice of driving through residential side streets to avoid congested main roads
ˈrat-ˌrun n
ˈrat-ˌrunner n
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Danger on rat-run road AT approximately 7pm I was taking my dog out for a walk.
Another rat-run option is to make your way through industrial estates north of the Felling Bypass.
Far better to put more eort into catching and punishing the rat-run speeders and other thoughtless idiots that think nothing of doing 40mph along residential roads.
ON February 10 this year it became illegal for motorists to turn left or right into Lammas Road from the Holyhead Road, to stop it from being a rat-run but nearly four months on motorists are still breaking the law.
A DRIVER has been killed in a crash after failing to stop for a police car on a road long-regarded as a notorious rat-run.
I LIVE on an unadopted road designated a "restricted byway" which is being used as a rat-run.
Local councillor Dave Irving said: "We don't object to the nursing home, we just think it's too close to a pub that has karaoke on until midnight and a road used as a rat-run.
It is already used as a rat-run from Acklam Road to the other side of Acklam.
We live in the countryside and the chances of making it more than half a mile on any of our lanes without being mown down by a cheating commuter on a rat-run are minute.
Emley is now a rat-run THE residents of Emley are burdened by being the only available rat-run that is unencumbered by speed cameras (as at Clayton West) or speed controls (at Flockton).
The road around the park is a rat-run from Smith down Road to Aigburth Road and is heavily used, particularly at peak times.
A housing estate used as a rat-run by drivers seeking a short cut is to become Durham City's first 20mph speed limit zone.