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Speed Control in Canada

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Speed Control in Canada

A speed control measure in Canada.  Look at the first picture then the second one. Interesting!
They move the 'problem' around each day Smiley
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Re: Speed Control in Canada

The Ministry for Potholes need to take heed!
colintivy  Smiley Smiley
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Re: Speed Control in Canada

Don't believe they are a method of speed control but advertising.
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Re: Speed Control in Canada

According to the accompanying article they are for speed reduction and apparently work well.
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However, the stickers are not used as speed limiting devices as claimed in the message. The text painted on the roadway a few meters ahead of each pothole sticker show their real purpose. In reality, they were used as part of an advertisement for Pioneer Suspension, a vehicle suspension supplier. The ad was intended to suggest to drivers that, with Pioneer Suspension fitted to their vehicles, they would enjoy a smooth ride even on rough roads. Information about the ad published on the Ads of The World website notes:
    POTHOLE STICLER - A large sticker of a pothole was laid on the road creating the illusion of a real pothole. Drivers would see it and slow down to avoid the jerk to their car but would feel nothing. The message "FEELS LIKE PIONEER SUSPENSION" was painted a few meters ahead.
According to Ads of the World, the ad was created by Advertising Agency, Y&R Everest, Mumbai, India in 2007. It is unclear under what conditions or circumstances the advertising tactic was carried out. As many commentators have noted, unless the tactic was used in very controlled conditions, such fake potholes could actually be quite dangerous. Approaching drivers could swerve suddenly to avoid the "pothole" and serious accidents could result.
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Re: Speed Control in Canada

Ah, thanks for the explanation Smiley
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Re: Speed Control in Canada

different