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India’s optical trick speed bump

Virtual speed bump

India’s roads minister has tweeted an image of a 3D painting which creates the illusion of a speed bump.

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.

Source: Preventable

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