Sleeping Policemen

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue Mar 13 16:55:35 UTC 2001

Barry wrote:

>   Speed bumps, known locally as "sleeping policemen," or "topes,"
>may appear unexpectedly on either the open road, in or near towns.
>   They were "sleeping policemen" in Australia/New Zealand, too.  I
>guess police sleep the world over.

Tony Glaser added:

>England too.

My wife and I first encountered the term in Jamaica in 1972.

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