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3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 12:29 PM

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you're having a super fine day.

West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA officials [In an attempt to encourage driver's to slow down] will try their best to make some driver's THINK that they are about to hit [And possibly KILL] a CHILD by using 3D images.

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Yet another example of 'heart in the right place - brain out to lunch'?

I think so. But's that my opinion.

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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 12:32 PM

Won't that just serve as another distraction and possibly cause more accidents? O.o Especially if the speed you're going who's saying your brain will process it quick enough to decide it's not a real child? x.x
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 12:33 PM

woah jeeezzzeeee i totaly agree heart in the right place brain non existant?? that would scare me studpid as a 20 yo driver and i would probs never drive again lol


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 12:41 PM

That's really stupid. If you're going at fast speeds and you see a child in the road, you'll try to slow down in time which could cause more accidents when they're trying to stop them.
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 01:59 PM

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That's really stupid. If you're going at fast speeds and you see a child in the road, you'll try to slow down in time which could cause more accidents when they're trying to stop them.
Exactly. Or you might swerve and hurt yourself and others, as well as damaging your car and other property.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 03:17 PM

And if this becomes more common, it's possible that tired/drunk drivers mistake an actual child for a speed reduction measure...
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 05:47 PM

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That's really stupid. If you're going at fast speeds and you see a child in the road, you'll try to slow down in time which could cause more accidents when they're trying to stop them.
It's being used on a road that has a speed limit of 30 km/h (18 mph).
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 05:50 PM

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It's being used on a road that has a speed limit of 30 km/h (18 mph).
But the point of it is to slow people, so they're assuming that people will be speeding...
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 06:22 PM

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And if this becomes more common, it's possible that tired/drunk drivers mistake an actual child for a speed reduction measure...
I agree with this. If a real child were to cross the path of a car, the driver might mistake him as a mere speed bump and proceed without taking the appropriate caution. Plus, if I were a driver on this road, I would not find this amusing in the least. This "speed bump of the future" is creating the illusion that you are about to hit a child - possibly one of the single most horrifying things one can encounter on the road. I don't think giving a driver a heart attack is a suitable means of speed reduction.

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But the point of it is to slow people, so they're assuming that people will be speeding...
I agree. And like others have mentioned, that sudden rush of adrenaline could cause a driver to swerve out of the way, or hit his breaks suddenly, so as to cause more accidents.
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 9th 2010, 08:49 PM

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But the point of it is to slow people, so they're assuming that people will be speeding...
How much over the speed limit are you really gonna go if the posted limit is 18 mph? I wouldn't even think about going over 25, and that's definitely slow enough to react safely.

And if people panic while driving and can't react safely, maybe they should reconsider driving, or at least the way that they drive.
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 12:15 PM

I live in Vancouver

I can't wait for this to possibly take effect

It's a good idea, but a bad idea at the same time.

I prefer the artifical cameras more or even if they put something like speed cameras in effect.

But I shouldn't talk, I have a bad habit of going 3x the speed limit
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 12:56 PM

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you're feeling groovy!!

Click on THIS to read more.

And THEN.......

Watch the video below to see exactly HOW the image works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r26AwT7PTM

It's very interesting - and clever - I have to admit. Still think it's a silly - and yes - potentially dangerous - thing to do though.

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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 06:22 PM

Heart in the right place, but they kinda did not think though the entire process

a commerical of it maybe, but not while you are driving. When you are driving you are suppose to be navigation and driving safely. Personally I belief that anything else that does not do these things should be removed from the road


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 08:03 PM

After a while people will realize it is a fake kid and when a real girl with blue and white striped shirt, short jeans and a pink ball runs to the street she is going to get it.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 08:06 PM

I can see kids getting run over because of this.
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 10th 2010, 08:50 PM

OMG lol that isn't even right at all what were they taking in the break room lol. wow
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 11th 2010, 08:26 AM

I think it's a stupid thing to do but has good intentions. If someone is driving and chatting on their phone or reading directions or whatever else, then see this, they may just swerve thinking it's a real child. Also, once drivers figure out that the 3-D image in a certain place is fake, they'll be more likely to think that real children are fake images and just keep going. Obviously real children move so hopefully the driver sees that but if they're going over the speed limit and then see what they think is a fake kid, they may not slow down until they realize it's a real kid. At that time, they may swerve or slam on the brakes. Overall, I think it's a driving hazard.

One of the schools nearby our house has temporary speed bumps on the road, in that they can be bolted on and off the road. They're better than average built-in speed bumps because they come more to a point so they give a much larger bump so going fast is more likely to damage the car. Most people slow down and get all 4 wheels over it or slow down and get 2 wheels over it by driving the passenger 2 wheels in the bike lane on the road because the speed-bumps give a pretty hard thud.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 12th 2010, 03:11 PM

I agree the intentions are good but I think just seeing the child speeding drivers instead of slowing would swerve and cause an accident, and that as people get used to it actual children would be hit being mistaken as a graphic.
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 12th 2010, 04:18 PM

I think this is wrong in many ways. And many of which have already been said



   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 12th 2010, 04:50 PM

That is ridiculous :| it will cause more accidents.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 13th 2010, 06:03 AM

I think the results of the study will be interesting to read. It could cause more accidents, but it might prevent them. You never know. Granted, I think if people see a fake kid and then a real one, they'll probably think that the real child is fake and hit it. This might end badly. Or it might not. We shall see.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 13th 2010, 06:04 AM

Just think of it as target practice for when the zombie apocalypse hits.
   
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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 15th 2010, 08:39 PM

I feel like this will just lead to more kids getting hit. People will start ignoring the 3d kid and then real kids. Bad idea.


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Re: 3D Image of CHILD to be used to slow down traffic in West Vancouver - September 18th 2010, 10:04 PM

I think it's stupid.

It's supposed to get you to slow down but you end up driving over the kid anyway. Dumb.


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