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new canadian "speed bump"

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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Canada unveils new speed bump: optical illusion of a child | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News

    this is one of the worst ideas i have ever heard of
    this will increase dangers to drivers and children alike
    initially this will cause more accidents from people jamming on their brakes and getting rear ended
    or swerving to avoid the fake child and damaging their car on the curb/other car/street pole etc... or hit someone who was walking on the sidewalk out of the drivers field of attention
    then over time people will become desensitized to the image of a child in the street and will not slow down for it any more... until one day they feel the bump of running over a real child

    what the fuck were they thinking??? oh yeah... they werent
    worst idea ever
     
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    Korax New Member

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    My thoughts on this exactly.
     
  3. klyph

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    Increase driver alertness by having government employees drive around drunk.
     
  4. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    klyph. when B and i are running for office, you're def going to be in our cabinet.

    lmao.
     
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    i can't wait to hit a pillar then sue the shit out of the government. it will only take 1 lawsuit before that shit is cancelled.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Nothing like having the streets cry wolf.
     
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    i see a rise in childhood fatality coming.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. This is a colossally stupid idea. I say we remove all signals, stop signs, crosswalks etc and let the problem take care of itself. No false sense of security when their is nothing to signal "safety"
     
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    lol. then the smart people would be the ones choosing to stay home for a few days.
    then, after a while, most of the idiots will be gone, and the smart ones can come back out.
     
  11. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Exactly. Darwinism at its finest.
     
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    Quoted because its pure fucking win.

    Where do I submit my application and resume for the Drunk Driving Force?
     
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    no worries. we'll find you through your IP address. lol.
     
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    stupid Canadian government. in what way would this even be close to a good idea
     
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    My economics professor used to say that the best way to ensure that everyone drove safely and drastically reduce fatalities and accidents, would be to install a 12'' spike in the steering wheel pointed directly at your heart.

    Everyone would drive VERY cautiously if that were the case.
     
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    This will condition Canadian drivers to run over children because they maybe imaginary.
     
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    i have a better idea. why not stake life sentence convicts to the ground as speed bumps? that way they die... eventually... and there is no more huge burden on the taxpayers :)
     
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    i think we are missing the biggest issue here.

    they probably spent millions on this technology, testing, and government approvals etc, when they could have made a fucking real cement speed bump with a 50lb bag of concrete from home depot.
     
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    if they want people to fucking slow down they should just not paint the speed bumps yellow
    anyone ever get caught with a regular colored speed bump?
    don't even see it until you hit it
    that shit makes you slow down real fast and be more cautious
     
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    But if the Canadian government is anything like ours, theyd hafta sign a multi million dollar contract with a private supplier for X amount of cement per year. Then when the supplier would have trouble meeting X amount per year, there would be more money spent on conferences to find solutions to the problem. The news would then blow the whole problem outa proportion. Finally a war would be waged to aquire more cement, which would only escalate the shortage they began with. The war would drag on for an excess amount of time, and end with no real, tangible victory. And theyd be back at square one, painting children in the middle of busy streets.
     
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