sleeping policeman


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sleeping policeman

a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding
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Supply teacher John Gwyn Harvey could revolutionise the way we drive after devising a new retractable sleeping policeman to catch speed demons.
Surely something as simple as a low metal barrier will prevent this and a sleeping policeman will allow for grass cutters, etc, to gain entry.
Grace thought she had bundles of time to get to the hospital, that was until her encounter with the sleeping policeman.
Mr Cotton said: 'The only sleeping policeman in Arnold are strips of tarmac on the road, not behind some desk.
A diner orders Buffalo wings followed by spotted click, a homemaker washes dishes with a J-cloth and Fairy liquid, a letter-writer addresses envelopes to ME, IN, and MO as well as to Beds, Bucks, and Wilts, a driver in a semi hits a sleeping policeman, a batter grounds out mad then is out Leg before wicket, in each case resuming a fielding position as a backstop or just silly, and a stage-door Johnny decides to knock up an old friend.
His TV presenter girlfriend Kate Charman, 33, couldn't wait to get to the bottom of the case of the sleeping policeman - and even took down her own particulars.