Definition of sleeping policeman in English:
A hump in the road intended to cause traffic to reduce speed.
- I am all for sensible traffic-calming, rumble strips, sleeping policemen and so on to keep traffic flowing, but these chicanes are a nightmare and should be dug up and replaced.
- Still, demands persisted for speed cameras, radar traps, sleeping policemen, chicanes and other traffic management.
- Our roads don't need sleeping policemen - they have created a much cheaper way to slow the traffic down (plenty of holes in the road do the same thing).
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