Authorities in West Vancouver, Canada, were concerned with drivers not slowing down for traditional speed bumps. They were particularly worried about speed bumps near schools. They immediately put the Canadian ingenuity to work. Bingo. The town unveiled a new way for drivers to slow down near an elementary school. It is a 2-D image of a child playing, creating the illusion that approaching driver will soon hit a child.According to officials, the pavement painting appears to rise up as the driver gets closer to it, reaching full 3-D realism at around 100 feet.
I have the following thoughts:
The drivers may think it is actually a child and slow down one or two times. Once they are used to it, they won’t slow down because they know it is not a real child. What happens if a real child was crossing the street and a driver thought it is another 2-D image and hit the child?
Here are some comments from other readers:
That is the most DUMB idea us Canadians have had!!!!!!!
Yeah, great. I would see this, slam on my brakes, and possibly swerve. This will not end well.
Did Bush come up with this? I blame Bush.
Isn't it winter in Canada for part of the school year? How is it going to work if she is covered in snow or slush? Not to mention normal daily road grime.
I can see a drunk driver swerving to avoid this and running down the real people on the sidewalk after losing control of the vehicle.
What are you guys complaining about? I love this idea.
So that's a ball? I thought it was a skateboard. And really, who would think this was a real child with those huge feet?
This is remarkably creepy.
All governments are run by educated idiots without the education.
Why fix what ain't broken?