India have unveiled a new way of getting speeding drivers to hit the brake pedal.
Speeding drivers are not just a problem in India, but the whole world over.
People often shake off their reckless driving by stating that if they kill themselves it would ‘be their own fault’, but when you drive dangerously, you put not only your own life at risk, but the lives of everyone who encounters you along the way, drivers and pedestrians.
A new idea has been unveiled in India which will trick drivers into thinking they are coming up to a hazard, causing them to slow down as if the situation was real.
Realistic 3D paintings are being installed on roads to make the driver think they are approaching a pedestrian crossing.
Most drivers would slow down in such a case, even those in hurry only tend to break the speed limit when they think they are on a clear stretch of road.
But therein lies the problem, no-one can predict just how safe, or dangerous any stretch of road is, hence the speed limits. Drivers often think they can second guess an area of road when they can put their foot down without any danger, but these are the times when accidents will occur.
In tricking the drivers into thinking there are potential hazards when before they would have thought they were in the clear to do some speeding, it will hopefully change the mindset and the attitudes of drivers into realizing there is no ‘safe’ place to break the speed limit.
Indian Transport Minister India, Nitin Gadkari hopes this initiative will save millions of lives in the coming years.
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