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sleeping policeman

a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding
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But this week your route is waylaid with sleeping policemen.
Rather as my policies for becoming Mayor of London included banning cyclists and white vans, and smoothing out sleeping policemen, so would I encourage the Gloucester police to incarcerate ticket touts - hurrah for the extra 5,000 prison places Mr Cameron has promised us - and take gabbling women who jostle you into the purchase of 'lucky white heather' to trade description tribunals.
Some vehicles such as off-roaders can straddle many of the so -called sleeping policemen, making them ineffective.
After all, as someone who crawls over sleeping policemen at the pace of an arthritic tortoise who's recently undergone an amputation, why would I be on a terror ride at a funfair if it wasn't for the little darlings?
His novel Sleeping Policemen, written in collaboration with Dale Bailey, was published this year by Golden Gryphon Press.
A mystery and murder evolves into repeated confrontations with and visions of death as Nick and his friends find their lives unraveling in this suspenseful story of close encounters with the other side of human nature in Sleeping Policemen.
Councils have spent millions on road safety measures like sleeping policemen to save children's lives - and that's great - but they could spend far less money on healthy school meals with the same aim.
These sleeping policemen should be properly marked, or someone could be killed.
In the same vein, if our valiant traffic police went out with their speed cameras, and were backed up by the courts imposing harsh penalties, even to confiscating vehicles, there would be no need for road bumps or sleeping policemen.
Those humps called sleeping policemen are bad enough.
Safi's words raised fears of copycat killings like those of nine sleeping policemen who were executed in their beds last week.
Adopting such a measure would also be cheaper than installing further sleeping policemen throughout residential areas although, as has been said, the 20mph limit would not simply be imposed.