All posts tagged: Optical illusion

Self-Defeating Human Rights Policies (4): Road Safety

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economics / governance / self-defeating human rights policies / war

I knew I could use this when I saw it: (source) This is part of an innovative approach to road safety in West Vancouver, Canada. The local government has decided to paint an optical illusion of a girl playing on the road in order to slow down traffic. It’s a well-intentioned policy that’s likely to go horribly wrong: initially, there’s a risk that the painting will make drivers brake and swerve and cause an accident, […]