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    Canadian traffic calming

    Here's a new twist on traffic calming, it's a picture of a child which appears to come into view as you get closer...



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...ns-of-children
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    Old news.....

    Old and outdated news.....I've developed a technologically superior version of this ploy. My version involves a 3D hologram projection of a child that reacts to vehicle impact with realistic blood splatter sprayed from a nozzle 60 feet away while at the same time a pair of old tennis shoes are propelled onto the front windshield of the vehicle during which time a life sized cardboard cutout of a mother pops up in the two o'clock position from the vehicle accompanied by a 130db scream of terror.

    Damn I'm good.

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    I like the argument that people will not not think twice about hitting children. Really? So after the first or second kid, you really just start feeling good about it?

    The holographic stuff has been out for a while, but I think the good old bumps work the best.
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    It is interesting, but I really like the idea of portable temporary speed humps that a municipality can move to respond to residential and pedestrian complaints of speeding drivers in the area. Installing a temporary speed hump would, hopefully, train drivers to slow down on certain roads and wouldn't cost as much as installing permanent traditional speed bumps.

    Of course, if those fail, we could always implement a speed triggered device that would drop an abatis in front of speeding cars (ahihihihihi) to remind them that they are risking lives.

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Old and outdated news.....I've developed a technologically superior version of this ploy. My version involves a 3D hologram projection of a child that reacts to vehicle impact with realistic blood splatter sprayed from a nozzle 60 feet away while at the same time a pair of old tennis shoes are propelled onto the front windshield of the vehicle during which time a life sized cardboard cutout of a mother pops up in the two o'clock position from the vehicle accompanied by a 130db scream of terror.

    Damn I'm good.


    I like the way you think (twisted, but that's good). We were talkinga bout this and figured after a driver being dupped 3 or 4 times with the fake kid, they would just run through anything close to this and the next one would be a real kid. They would then sue the city for making him less sensitive to kids playing in the street thinking they were fake.
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