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speed bump

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  1. speed bump(noun)

    a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway


  1. speed bump(Noun)

    A traffic calming measure, consisting of a transverse ridge in the road, to limit the speed of vehicles.


  1. Speed bump

    A speed bump is a traffic calming feature of road design used to slow traffic, or reduce through traffic, via vertical deflection. They are also known as a sleeping policeman in Jamaica, a kipping cop; in British English a speed hump, road hump, speed breaker; in New Zealand English a judder bar; in Pakistani and Indian English a speed jump; in Hiberno-English a ramp. A speed bump is a bump in a roadway with heights typically ranging between 3 and 4 inches. The depth of speed bumps is typically less than or near to 1 foot; contrasting with the wider speed humps which are typically 10 to 14 feet in depth. Speed bumps can be made of recycled plastic, metal, asphalt or rubber. Speed bumps of various sizes can be placed on a road, from using two four foot or six foot devices on it with a space on either side for drainage, and not designed for avoiding the bump on one side of the car. It may also be connected across the entire road surface. The use of speed bumps is widespread around the world, and they are most commonly found where vehicle speeds are statutorily mandated to be low, usually 40 km/h, or 8 to 16 km/h in car parks. Although speed bumps are very effective in keeping vehicle speed down, their use is sometimes controversial as they can cause noise and possibly vehicle damage if taken at too great a speed. Poorly designed speed bumps often found in private car parks can be hard to negotiate in vehicles with low ground clearance, such as sports cars, even at very slow speeds. Speed bumps can also pose serious hazards to motorcyclists and bicyclists if not easily noticed, though in some cases a small cut in the bump allows those vehicles to pass through without impedance. Speed bumps cost between $50–200 though they do have to be replaced after wear.

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How to say speed bump in sign language?

  1. speedbump


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speed bump in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speed bump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of speed bump in a Sentence

  1. Stewart Verdery:

    If [ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ] blasts you on Twitter, or if Warren talks about an acquisition as dangerous, that's going to put up a speed bump, even if the regulators might approve it, you've got antitrust by tweet as an important factor.

  2. Ben Jang:

    This is the first little speed bump that we've had during this earnings season and so the market is reacting to that.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Failure/Mistake is synonymous with speed bump which is never meant to permanently stop anyone or any car. Rather, it's strictly meant to slow one or a car down i.e. it is designed to temporarily reduce one's speed in his or her journey to genuine success or Greatness. Yes! that's just what failure or mistake does. Thus, never stop forging ahead come what may (regardless of failures or mistakes). ~Emeasoba George

  4. Alan Stern:

    We did hit a speed bump.

  5. Alan Stern:

    While we prefer this event hadn't occurred ... this is a speed bump in terms of the total return that we expect.

Images & Illustrations of speed bump

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