safety island

variants: or less commonly safety isle

Definition of safety island

: an area within a roadway from which vehicular traffic is excluded (as by pavement markings or curbing) in order to provide an area of safety for pedestrians or to channel traffic flow

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First Known Use of safety island

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety island.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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