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Thursday, September 09, 2010

I suppose it's a better idea than paintball guns

Interesting traffic calming device being tested in Vancouver, BC, via ABC News:
The image of the phantom girl has been put onto a busy road near a West Vancouver, B.C., elementary school. It has been deemed "creepy" and "scary" by some bloggers and Internet posters and downright dangerous by a traffic expert, but a spokesman for the organization that designed speed bump stands by the effect.

"It's not meant to shock and alarm the driver," said David Dunne, director of Road Safety Strategy for the British Columbia Automobile Association. "It's meant to get the driver's attention."

Noted on the PAC 2 list last night, some concerns about whether the equipment installed on East Trinity to measure speeding on that road is in itself causing people to slow down, thereby skewing the data collected.

Here's an idea - if people are slowing down because they think they're being watched or recorded, then keep watching and recording them. They know they're driving too fast for the neighborhood and road conditions, they just don't give a shit because they assume there will be no consequences. Start creating consequences (ie - speeding tickets on a regular basis) and they'll start slowing down.



  • Wait. Doesn't everyone speed up when, along the side of the road, they see the RADAR trailer that announces your speed?

    Is it just me who hits the gas when I see one of those things?

    By Blogger Tar Heelz, at 2:43 PM  

  • Yes. It is just you.

    Actually, i don't know. Every time i'm on Gregson Street, i see most people slowing down for the radar ticker. Duke Street is 50/50, and Trinity? It's like nobody even knows how to read.

    By Blogger Barry, at 2:48 PM  

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