Freaking People Out With Fake Speed Bumps Doesn't Seem Smart
from the disaster-in-waiting dept
While it might seem like a cool idea at first, the idea of using fake speed bumps presented as an optical illusion painted on the pavement just seems dangerous. Sure, it may get drivers to slow down, but tricking drivers into thinking there’s something in the road when there isn’t just seems like the sort of thing that ends badly. Besides, in various areas where speed bumps are useful, wouldn’t this just mean that drivers who knew they were fake would ignore them? That is, in fact, what tests of the painted on speed bumps found — the impact was rather brief. Besides were real-life actual speed bumps really that big a problem? Sure they cost more, but it seems like they’re going to be a lot more effective.