Definition of traffic calming in English:

traffic calming

Syllabification: traf·fic calm·ing


  • The deliberate slowing of traffic in residential areas by building speed bumps or other obstructions.
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    • Residents are campaigning for traffic calming measures on a road where a four-year-old boy was killed.
    • He called for the dangerous stretch of road to become a slow speed zone or for traffic calming measures to be introduced there.
    • Illuminated signs and traffic calming measures have been used effectively in other areas of the country for many years.


1980s: translation of German Verkehrsberuhigung.

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