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stamfordman
post Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 19:36
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"London hopes optical illusions painted on busy roads will trick motorists into reducing their speed. The locations are secret, but we tracked some down"

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/shortcut...london-illusion
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post Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 13:09
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In the same way that narrowing the lane with a white line on the left has been proven to work I guess.....


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post Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 16:55
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I've passed others like these in the past, can't say for certain where, I used to drive 60 to 70k miles a year but they do work... For a while

You do, or I did, slow down for them as they look like a speed bump, even from a close distance, but I imagine the regulars on the route will soon learn where the fake ones are and ignore them quite quickly.
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buttonpusher
post Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 20:39
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Then some dingbat will assume that the speed bump coming up is a false one and lose some of his exhaust etc.
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post Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 20:55
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QUOTE (KH_ @ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 17:55) *
I've passed others like these in the past, can't say for certain where, I used to drive 60 to 70k miles a year but they do work... For a while

You do, or I did, slow down for them as they look like a speed bump, even from a close distance, but I imagine the regulars on the route will soon learn where the fake ones are and ignore them quite quickly.


They've been around in Surrey and/or SW London for at least 10 years. I can remember having to explain them to learner drivers, which may have involved a certain amount of bluff on my part.
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