India’s roads minister has tweeted an image of a 3D painting which creates the illusion of a speed bump.
We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers pic.twitter.com/M5r6zkO6uU— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) April 26, 2016
Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways and shipping, said it is trying out the paintings to avoid building or installing speed breakers.
It’s not the first time a trompe l’oeil has been used on roads. Back in 2010, authorities in West Vancouver launched Canada’s first 3D illusion geared towards making drivers slow down at high risk junctions.
The illusion of a small girl chasing a ball was installed for a week – see the video of how it worked below.