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64 Responses to Lifelike Speed Bumps: Look For Them Today

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:03 am
    Link: Lifelike Speed Bumps: Look For Them Today - Vancouver officials have launched this optical illusion geared to making drivers slow down at high-risk intersections.
  2. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:09 am
    That may make SOME drivers slow down, but others will swerve to avoid the kid and end up crashing into a tree or a house and killing themselves. Good job Vancouver :P
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    Tacit Male 18-29
    17 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:10 am
    I can see this backfiring hard. If people get used to "life-like" little girls playing on the road, they might start ignoring them or mistaking "real-life" little girls for them.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:14 am
    This seems like a bad idea.
  5. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:18 am
    that`s just a bad idea.
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    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:20 am
    nice way to cause a swerve and crash IMO..

    easiest way to slow people down is to triple fines in trouble spots..
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    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
    721 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Set up a camera next to it. Watch as people drive their cars into a tree. Post it on Youtube.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36690 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:28 am
    novel now, but then the drivers will be used to running over little girls in the road and not stop for a real one
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:44 am
    and what was wrong with normal speed bumps?
  10. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:44 am
    I have seem something similar, its fake speed bumpers painted in the highway, its equally effective
  11. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:50 am
    This is kinda like crying wolf... people will start to ignore it.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 8:55 am
    What moron came up with that? People will slam on their brakes or swerve violently and probably cause a whole load of other accidents!

    Or they`ll get useed to it, then when a kid really does run into the road they wont brake.
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    greguire Male 18-29
    85 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:02 am
    i think thats going to backfire horribly, because when there is an actual kid in the road drivers will just ignore it and shrug it off as another painting until *bump* oops.
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    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:03 am
    nice way to cause a swerve and crash IMO..

    easiest way to slow people down is to triple fines in trouble spots..
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:04 am
    "This is kinda like crying wolf... people will start to ignore it." and then squish a real kid thinking it`s another illusion
  16. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:09 am
    "This is kinda like crying wolf... people will start to ignore it." and then squish a real kid thinking it`s another illusion

    My exact thoughts. Stupidest idea ever!
  17. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:11 am
    wow, it seems pretty agreed upon that this is a bad idea. ill keep my eyes open for an update on this in the future.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Horrible, horrible idea. In so many ways.
  19. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2010 at 9:25 am
    easiest way to keep your kids from getting ran over is to keep them out of the damn road
  20. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Sh*t. I`ve never seen the IAB board in such agreement...

    No trolls going to pop up and side with Wanc-hoover Highways?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:26 am
    I smell upcoming lawsuits
  22. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:27 am
    I like the idea of having people slow down in certain areas, but that would just piss me off.
  23. Profile photo of Rheaonon
    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:30 am
    the crying wolf story and i think there will be accidents from someone not paying attention and slams on thier brakes.
  24. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:38 am
    So now people will slam on the brakes instead. Yeah, "good" idea.
  25. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:39 am
    *Sees kid in road* "Oh, it`s one of those lifelike speed bumps" *Bump* "Wow, these get more lifelike every day..."
  26. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:45 am
    Okay....

    What this does is train drivers in Vancouver to NOT slow down when they see a kid.

    "Oh it`s another speed trap! BOOM!"

    "Oh poo!"
  27. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:55 am
    ...Until the people get used to it and then some girl that looks similar to the one painted on the road gets killed because people just don`t care about the sign anymore.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:56 am
    woaaaa am i havingan acid flashback?
  29. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 10:10 am
    that is trippy, but next time i see a real kid in the street i won`s slow down because i will expect it to be one of those.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 10:38 am
    I think MORE accidents will be caused by sudden swerves and panic stopping when drivers see these things.
    Prevent accidents, by causing them! Government genius at work!
  31. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 10:41 am
    lol @ danthew
  32. Profile photo of Slmmhmmr161
    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 10:55 am
    @5Cats the paintings are being put in existing school zones, so drivers should be slowing down anyway.
  33. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2279 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Doesn`t seem like the sharpest idea to make others jaded to such a scenario; which will inevitably happen given the way this is. They should at least include a big speed bump.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 11:33 am
    "that is trippy, but next time i see a real kid in the street i won`s slow down because i will expect it to be one of those."

    This is exactly why that is a retarded idea.
  35. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1815 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Better than real speedbumps, which actually cause a lot of accidents and property damage
  36. Profile photo of moscoworbust
    moscoworbust Male 18-29
    159 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    drating stupid..... swerve crash die
  37. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Bad, bad, bad idea, as everyone else has already stated. We`ll see how long these things last for.
  38. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    hit breaks, get tail ended, whiplash die. feak out, run off road, die. run it over, feel fine
  39. Profile photo of Penelopi
    Penelopi Female 18-29
    85 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Pedo-bear does not approve of this decoy...
  40. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    I do not approve of this decoy
  41. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    All speed reducing measures aside from physical measures have a short term effect. What happens is u get desensistised to them. In UK we have signs which tell you your speed shows a smilee face if ure under the speed limit or frown if ure above. But effectiveness only lasts few months before u programme yourself to ignore it. The same will happen here you programme yourself to ignore it and if a kid stupidly runs out into middle of the road your less likely to stop immediately.

    Furthermore roads are dangerous, kids need to be taught proper road safety by parents and looked after properly i.e not allowed out until they can stay on pavement. Not screwing with everyone to slow down less then speed limits (often what speed reducing measures do in uk 30 mph limit u have to go 5 over the bump to do no damage)
  42. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    this will just make you slow down to see the optical illusion work. so I guess it does the job
  43. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    "In UK we have signs which tell you your speed shows a smilee face if ure under the speed limit or frown if ure above."

    I always light up the frown deliberately.
  44. Profile photo of npdarren
    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    The problem I see with this method is that a driver caught off guard might slam on his or her brakes causing an accident.
  45. Profile photo of Sectsktn
    Sectsktn Female 30-39
    173 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    eventually people will get so used to seeing these "kids" in the road that they won`t slow down for any kid.
  46. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
    491 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    2 points for hitting the kid with the ball.
  47. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Thats very cool!
  48. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Bad idea.

    "Oh look, Honey. One of those fake speed bumps up ahead."

    boompadoomp.

    "No, Dear. That one was a real kid"
  49. Profile photo of Thjoass
    Thjoass Male 18-29
    53 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    incredibly bad idea... thats like crying wolf..
  50. Profile photo of angelo0317
    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    I strongly agree, it`s just like crying wolf.
  51. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    And then the person on the cell phone RANDOMLY dratING STOPS and slams on their brakes and gets rear ended.
    THANKS VANCOUVER!
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    nannystate!
  53. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    @MattPrince same bro, even on my driving lessons i was doing it. Instructor just told me not to do it on my Test haha
  54. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    when ever I see a child playing in the street i yell "twenty points!" and kick it.
  55. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    This might not be a good idea. When speeders see a kid in the street they might think it`s one of these things
  56. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 12:28 am
    @DavioMagnifi
    Don`t we all, don`t we all.
  57. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 5:11 am
    I forsee more accidents as motorists slam on their brakes for non-existent kids.
  58. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
    406 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 7:54 am
    That felt really wrong somehow.
  59. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    @DavioMagnifi- You kick them from inside the car? You must have REALLY long legs.
  60. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Driver: "Dammit! Is this another one of those optical illusions?!"
    *VrrrrrrmmmMMMMMMM!*
    Girl: "ARRRHGGGG!!!"
    *ga-bump-ga-bump! Scree!*
    Driver: "Hm. There`s something wrong. Better back up and check."
    *VrrrrrrmmmMMMMMMM! ga-bump-ga-bump! Scree!*
    Passenger: "That`s just a bump in the road."
    Girl: "MOTHER-F*CKERS!!!"
    *VrrrrrrmmmMMMMMMM! ga-bump-ga-bump! Vrrrmmmmmm!!!*
  61. Profile photo of hellsfinest
    hellsfinest Male 18-29
    63 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    So the goal of this "speed bump" is to make drivers slam on their brakes and swerve to avoid an imaginary child? Whoever thought of this genius idea is probably the same person who controls road maintenance in my town.
  62. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    September 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    I agree with CodeJockey, I`m seeing some serious backfire potential in this plan.
  63. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 8:57 am
    Looks to me like it failed.
    Somebody already ran her over in a bus or something and she`s been smeared further up the road.
    Shame

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