Speed Limit Sign Displays Days In Hospital Based On Your Car Speed

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These 25mph speed limit signs are equipped with a speed radar and a number display. Nothing strange about that, really. Until you notice that the billboard displays horrible figures—like days in hospital or crash bills—based on your speed.

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Illustration for article titled Speed Limit Sign Displays Days In Hospital Based On Your Car Speed

I don't know how it calculates the numbers. Maybe it's just a speed display, maybe it uses some logic to come up with the accident bills costs or the chance of a crash. I do know, however, that people respond to fear more than to fines. 46 days in the hospital won't be fun at all, so grab your steering wheel with both hands, and please drive safely. [Direct Daily]

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BCAUZ SPEED KILLZ!!!

So I'm trying to figure this out. If I crash my car AT 1MPH, I will spend 1 day in a hospital bed? OW, the whiplash!!! I'm going to sue.

That also means that if I'm going AT the posted 25mph speed limit, I'm going to still crash and spend nearly a month in the hospital. The sign should just say "Don't Drive, Stay in your homes and watch TV"

Seriously though, if I'm going AT 25mph, and the person in the opposing lane is going 25mph, and one of us veers over the double yellow line, that's a 50mph crash, that can equate to death, right there. And there was no speeding involved. Maybe the sign should have a big picture of a cell phone/smart phone and say "PAY FU^%ING ATTENTION, F&%TARD!"

But just another way to sensationalize how all forms of speed equates to instant death, and justify why road cops are an important to society. It's funny how people are behind the idea of punishing speeders, up until they're the ones sitting in the median waiting for a cop to run their info.