How to Scare a Speedy Driver

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When I was a kid my family visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Myrtle Beach. While there, I was fascinated by an exhibit that featured a tiny leprechaun hologram that talked and moved and appeared to be right in the room with you. This prompted me to brainstorm tons of cool ways that holograms could be used in everyday life.

Skip ahead several decades and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation in Vancouver has found a nifty new one I never thought of — scaring the speed out of lead foot drivers. Gizmodo explains:

Two Canadian safety organizations have partnered to install a $15,000 device that projects the likeness of a girl chasing a pink ball down the street onto a road in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's seen most clearly at a distance of 30 meters (about 98 feet), looks like a blur from further away, and disappears up close.

So, what do you think – is this a good idea or in bad taste?

September 8, 2010 - 10:29am
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