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Canada Unveils New Speed Bump: Optical Illusion Of A Child

Canada unveils new speed bump: optical illusion of a child

By Brett Michael Dykes

Officials in West Vancouver, Canada, apparently aren't satisfied with the driver-slowing properties of traditional speed bumps. On Tuesday, the town unveiled a new way to persuade motorists to ease off the gas pedal in the vicinity of the École Pauline Johnson Elementary School: a 2-D image of a child playing, creating the illusion that the approaching driver will soon blast into a child.

According to Discover magazine, the pavement painting appears to rise up as the driver gets closer to it, reaching full 3-D realism at around 100 feet: "Its designers created the image to give drivers who travel at the street's recommended 18 miles per hour (30 km per hour) enough time to stop before hitting Pavement Patty -- acknowledging the spectacle before they continue to safely roll over her."

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Added: Sep-8-2010 Occurred On: Sep-8-2010
By: joey7chicago
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Tags: Speed, Trap, Optical, Illusion, Law, Enforcement, Canada
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