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September 10th, 2010


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06:18 pm - It's time for another GOOD IDEA, BAD IDEA


GOOD IDEA: Placing a traffic safety decal on the road in a school zone to warn motorists to slow down.

BAD IDEA: Placing a traffic safety decal on the road in a school zone to warn motorists to slow down that looks like a 3D kid in the middle of the street.



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From:phonemonkey
Date:September 10th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Anamorphic projection is pretty neat. But talk about crying wolf there.
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From:cursethedark
Date:September 10th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Hell. I'd speed up.
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From:wring
Date:September 11th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
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that is awesome
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From:eeka13
Date:September 11th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
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I'd like to see some of those on some certain streets in Boston. Like a few residential streets near work, those triangular rotaries near Uphams Corner, the Lamartine Speedway...
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From:ron_newman
Date:September 11th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
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Won't that cause more accidents as drivers suddenly slam on their brakes and get rear-ended?
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From:pecosy
Date:September 11th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
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So true. Cutesy ideas and real traffic do not mix.
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From:metahacker
Date:September 11th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
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Sure, but then it's the fault of the guy behind you. Never mind that you were doing 40mph in a school zone.

Personally I think *enforcement* is the way to go. Nothing gets people to slow down like a few $150 tickets the first week of school. Word gets out, people.
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From:eeka13
Date:September 11th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's always best to steer when possible to avoid obstacles, rather than brake. Also, a driver shouldn't be following too closely -- they should always have enough room to brake or steer should the person in front of them suddenly stop. Not to say that anyone knows this.
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From:bostonista
Date:September 11th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
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So what happens when drivers get used to these things and then blithely drive over an actual kid?
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From:goldsquare
Date:September 13th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
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That was my thought: "Goody: we're training people to run over kids".

Morons.
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From:skeetlj
Date:September 13th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
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Now all you need is Tom Bodett to narrate and you're set!
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From:piezocuttlefish
Date:September 13th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
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When I first heard of this, I thought "$0.99 of spray paint will totally fix this $500 screwup.".

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