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traffic calming

Syllabification: traf·fic calm·ing

Definition of traffic calming in English:

noun

The deliberate slowing of traffic in residential areas by building speed bumps or other obstructions.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1980s: translation of German Verkehrsberuhigung.

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