I picked this up toward the end of last week from Bike Portland – pictures painted on the road to give drivers pause for thought:
It looks pretty real, but is this the sort of thing that’ll end up causing more problems than it solves?
- Drivers swerving (rather than braking) to avoid the perceived hazard?
- Drivers becoming desensitised to small girls wearing blue and picking up pink balls from the road? What would happen if a real little girl were to run out into the street?
Mind you, I am in favour of things that might make drivers think the road isn’t safe to drive as fast as they like / can. I particularly like policeman scarecrows:
So what do you think – time to get busy making our own plastic plods?