I wonder at how appropriate this really is?
The first thought I had was eventually, after seeing this numerous times, drivers will ignore it and drive right through the illusion. Desensitization to the illusion will be inevitable. Except, and this will happen, a driver will assume a real child is an illusion.
Then there is also the possibility of creating additional accidents as people swerve to avoid the 3-D illusion of child, and other real people come to harm.
Then, for me, there is the whole mind control-psy-op angle to this optical illusion.
So here is the story:
A 3D image is being used on the streets of West Vancouver in an attempt to jolt (jolt?) reckless drivers into reality.
Motorists travelling on 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be confronted with a 3D image of a little girl chasing a ball in the street starting next Tuesday.
“You’ll see this image start to rise off the pavement and it will look like a little child is crossing the street. As you get closer to the image, the image recedes into the pavement,” Mr. Dunne said.The back-to-school season was chosen because September and October are the months that see the most child fatalities, Mr. Dunne said.
The article then goes on to mention that parents are the worst offenders!
I ask this question, if people in general and parents in particular disregard REAL LIVING CHILDREN, why is it being assumed this 3-D illusion will make any difference?
The decision to use this psy-op technology was cooperatively made between BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation and Preventable. I wonder at the logic in this decision from a safety perspective?
Here is the illusion
Another article on this same subject had some comments underneath that indicated I wasn't the only one thinking this foolish.