India’s government may implement 3D road drawings to help reduce accidents and speeding. These optical illusions trick drivers into thinking there is a road block ahead, prompting them to slow down.
Nitin Gadkari, Transport Minister of India, announced this plan on Twitter:
We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers pic.twitter.com/M5r6zkO6uU
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) April 26, 2016
According to WHO, more than 231,000 people in India are killed in car crashes each year.
A mother and daughter from Ahmedabad, India painted 3D crossings a few months ago and tested them out on accident-prone highways. They say the goal is “to increase the attention of drivers.”
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3D road drawings have been tried out in the U.S., China and a few cities in India — an idea that originated in Philadelphia. Some argue that once drivers are aware they are illusions they will ignore them.
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