you know, that looks real enough to me.
i can see it now
a parent of 4 driveing there kids to school, however these kids decide to be monsters and are pissing the drive off over the coarse of years. the driver decides to yell at the kids, not knowing or seeing this ahead, and you wouldn't until you get close. one kid tells the driver look out, the drive looks, sees it, and swerves into a parked car going 30mph (that is the speed limit where i live for school zones, just not when there are kids, when there are, its closer to 10mps).
the kids, being monsters, only 1 is waring a seatbelt, 3 die on impact the driver swears a kid jumped out of nowhere, and they had to swerve to miss it.
you know i never once ran out in front ofa car, even going to school, if one of the kids does that, and gets hit, than thats Darwin's theory at work. i fully believe we keep to many stupid people alive by helping them not off themselves.
So someone stops for the kid [maybe never moves his car for 20 min or so] and the guy in the car behind him is in a hurry and knows what is going on [ maybe ROAD RAGE?] So he goes around the front car, gets a ticket, really gets pissed off. Takes acetone and washes the paint off the street or smashes the optical illusion maker, oops there goes 15,000.00. Bad Idea. Make a Police car Optical Illusion.
Why not have different coloured school signs to be changed every so often , say like raging pink,or flourescent green, or a vivid blue or some such, just something to get the drivers eye...Love the fake road bump ,would be a hoot...
Just fit those inflatable speed bumps. The ones that are only active if someone is speeding and can be de-activated for emergency services. Just put one either side of the elementary school. Anyone doing the speed limit can drive normally. Anyone speeding will have to slow way down for the speed bump. Be funny watching idiots who see the hump signs, but no hump and keep speeding. Bump activates and they ruin their car hitting way too fast.
Can't really see the point in this. It is always there so you can see it from way back. Nothing like a child running out in front of you. They say that at less than 30m it looks fake, at 29km/h you don't need 30m to stop so by the time you need to start braking you can already tell it is fake.
[citation][nom]stingstang[/nom]I'm glad to see everyone is reading the article before posting their comments. (sarcasm)It's elongated on the pavement, and only looks proportional from 100 feet away. As you get closer (at 18 mph as per the speed limit) it clearly is just a painting on the road. FFS, people.But yea, Canada is a screwed up country.[/citation]
I am a bit shocked how many people didn't actually read this before responding.
Did anyone else catch the bit that says IT WILL ONLY BE THERE FOR ONE WEEK? Everyone's freaking out about desensitizing people or running over real kids and only a couple people even realized that stretched out people don't look like paint. It'll only be ther ea week to make a point--notice it made it on headlines? It's a gimmick, not a standard speedbump. People have got to work on their reading comprehension skills. Laser beams?
I agree with others here saying this is a stupid idea. It's gonna get more kids killed then helped. Kid running out of the road isn't a normal occurence thus usually catches people attention really quick. If people get used to seeing kids in the middle of the road their gonna become desensitized. You can agree or disagree it don't matter because that's the way it is.
Driver's first reaction :
SH*T there is a kid! (supprised, panic, hitting the brake, turning the steering wheel to unknown direction...then ...BOOOOOOOMMMM!)
After a while (coul even be within a week):
(A real kid is crossing the street.) naahhh...it is just an illution...just drive it over..no problem...
BOOOMMMM!!!....Hey we have a real kid there...oooo...shit...oooo...shit....
"First kid victims"