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Unread 09-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Officials in West Vancouver, Canada, apparently aren't satisfied with the driver-slowing properties of traditional speed bumps. On Tuesday, the town unveiled a new way to persuade motorists to ease off the gas pedal in the vicinity of the École Pauline Johnson Elementary School: a 2-D image of a child playing, creating the illusion that the approaching driver will soon blast into a child.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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As soon as I realized it wasn't moving, and thusly wasn't a real child, I would drop a gear, blast the throttle wide open and haul some ass, just to spite whoever thinks this will work. If I'm already in first I'll just jam the throttle open.

Also, cry wolf effect will make it's presence known. Stick to existing speed bumps, they work fine.
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Wait, that was a real kid i just hit...
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Also, cry wolf effect will make it's presence known. Stick to existing speed bumps, they work fine.
My thoughts exactly.

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Wait, that was a real kid i just hit...
Exactly. Right now as soon as I see a kid I lock up my brakes. Now I'll have to take a few seconds to figure out if its a real kid or not. I love government over-engineering.

Also, anyone who cares about their car will obviously slow down for old-fashioned concrete bumps.
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^everyone around here slows down for 'em, and most don't care about their car.
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I do care about my truck and I don't slow down for speed bumps
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You should, you're about to lose a wheel
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