In the city of Ahmedabad in India, two artists have painted stretches of roads with optical illusions to trick unruly drivers into slowing down as they approach pedestrian crossings.
Mum and daughter Saumya Pandya Thakkar and Shakuntala Pandya used these 3D paintings to fool motorists into thinking crosswalks are barriers. At first glance, these might look like weird lines, but seen from a distance they transform into roadblocks, encouraging drivers to be cautious in their approach.
The idea not only helps save pedestrians but also high-speed motorists, who run the risk of hitting speed-breakers. Ahmedabad authorities claim that it has already resulted in fewer road accidents.
In China, meanwhile, the same concept has been applied by local artists. Their version involves levitation pedestrian lines. Even if you know it’s an illusion, you can’t help but slow down to admire the art!
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