Vancouver, Canada, is experimenting with a unique speed bump that creates an optical illusion that there is a child chasing a ball in the road.
It was installed near an elementary school and officials hope it will get motorists to slow down.
The image is 2-D image but appears 3-D life-like as a driver approaches.
To me this is a bit scary. Tricking motorists to slam on their brakes or make a hard swerve is dangerous and cruel. I am just not sure why a traditional speed bump with warning signs wouldn’t do the “trick”.
This just seems like a terrible idea! Cars will get rear-ended from motorists behind them when they slam on their breaks to avoid running over a child, which is actually just a speed bump! Crazy! Motorists in accidents caused by these speed bumps should consult with a lawyer.
I agree. Anything which can distract or scare a motorist is a bad idea.