Would you slow down if you were driving towards what looked like a floating pedestrian crossing? We certainly would, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has a new technique to tackle road accidents in Delhi, the council has put up its first three-dimension speed breaker on the Rajaji Marg of New Delhi. The 3-D speed breaker looks similar to the real one which helps drivers to slow down their vehicles in time and avoids possible road accidents, As you can see from the pictures above, these optical illusions are sure to catch your attention.
If this initiative turned out to be successful then the exercise may be replicated in other areas as well. Inputs of traffic condition after a month will decide the future of 3-D speed breakers in Delhi. Delhi Street Art (DSA) is taken the responsibility to make it happen in Delhi, and they complete the task in less than 1 week. Good job guys! However, Delhi is not the only city which has 3-D speed breakers in fact Gujarat is the first city which starts this new trend.
Earlier in April, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had said the government was considering putting up three-dimensional (3D) paintings on major highways and busy roads to create virtual speed breakers. Transport Minister tweeted – “We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers,”. The idea comes after a decision was made earlier this month to remove all speed-breakers from highways across India. Realising that they posed too much of a danger to high-speed drivers, the government began looking for safer alternatives. Every year India records more than 5 lakh road accidents accounting loss of more than 35000 lives. Let’s just hope this initiative worked, and roads will be safe for our future generations.