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sleeping policeman

n, pl -men
(Automotive Engineering) a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding. Also: road hump
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sleeping policeman

n (esp Brit) → dosso artificiale (per far diminuire la velocità)
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Instead, it has got itself in a tangle over a minor proposal to remove sleeping policemen and reduce air pollution which has infuriated the road safety lobby.
This dreamy state of Rolls-Royce-inspired relaxation was suddenly shattered by another nasty Nissan driver who, rather than slow down on the school road, decided to weave in and out of the sleeping policemen and nearly lost control, thankfully missing my parked beauty, which costs a tidy six figure sum, by a few inches.
We no longer need those large lumps in suburban avenues, that are irreverently known as sleeping policemen, because the state of the Tarmac necessitates driving at an extremely sedate pace, as if negotiating chicanes in a blindfold with a bowl of custard on the bonnet.
The suspension is rather firm, which is especially noticeable when going over sleeping policemen and raised zebra crossings, when the bumps are transmitted into the cockpit, but other than that it's a comfortable ride, and the car feels roomier than its size would suggest.
The singer moves between song titles referencing sleeping policemen to a clever homage to the Beach Boys in Brian Wilson Day.
Traffic calming measures eg, sleeping policemen, are the order of the day - deterrents for those just too wrapped up in their own bubble to care about anyone else.
Clean rainwater is now harvested to use for watering and washing down yards, while sleeping policemen on the yard separate clean and dirty water.
SLEEPING policemen could help doctors tell if you need an appendix op.
Do you want to keep, according to you, sleeping policemen in every corner of the country?
He voiced gratitude about the picture of the sleeping policemen becoming public, but added he thought the whole affair has ended in the summer.
In Glasgow, traffic-calming measures such as sleeping policemen and bright warning lights are also used to give drivers more warning.
These included harvesting clean rain water to use for watering and washing down yards; they built sleeping policemen around the yard to separate clean and dirty water to reduce slurry volumes, and redirected and fixed guttering to keep rainwater out of the dirty water system.