3-D image of child playing to deter speeders

An optical illusion is aimed to slow drivers down

It is every driver’s nightmare: a small child suddenly appearing in front of their car. In the parking garage at Pauline Johnson Elementary School in West Vancouver, that child is a trompe-l’oeil on the pavement. The 3-D effect is designed to remind speeders of why they should slow down. Despite fears that drivers may stop suddenly or swerve into actual children, David Duane of the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation told CTV News that the bump is meant to bring attention to driver-caused pedestrian injuries, and that the fake girl should not cause accidents: “It’s a static image. If a driver can’t respond to this appropriately, that person shouldn’t be driving….”


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