Watch Out for That 3D Optical Illusion on the Road!

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You're cruising down the road, nearing a school zone, when BAM! Out of nowhere, a little girl chasing her ball across the street appears. Your heart races, you slam on the brakes, and then her image dissolves. What?

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Two Canadian safety organizations have partnered to install a $15,000 device that projects the likeness of a girl chasing a pink ball down the street onto a road in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's seen most clearly at a distance of 30 meters (about 98 feet), looks like a blur from further away, and disappears up close.

The BCAA hopes it will remind drivers to "expect the unexpected", but it seems that it could just catch less-than-attentive drivers off guard, leading to accidents stemming from drivers trying to avoid this imaginary girl. [Geek.com]

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superhappyfuntime

Great idea, or the greatest idea? I don't know what you're all bitching about, I think this'll be extremely effective and accomplish it's purpose without any conceivable repercussions to any actual humans.