sleeping policeman


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sleeping policeman

slang A bump, ramp, or hump in the road that is intended to cause cars to reduce their speed, especially in residential areas. Primarily heard in UK. There was a real problem of cars speeding around the tight corners near our housing estate, so the local council agreed to install a number of sleeping policemen in and around the area.
See also: sleep
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