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Thailand's 'floating' crosswalk makes drivers stop and look

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Company I sub contract to when I'm back in the UK during summer are starting trialing 3D crossing pads. They come pre formed and are easy to install .

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“And I think the kids like to walk over it, as it makes them feel like they are walking on air.” Really? This illusion takes away all sense of reality even to the point where you can't feel the ground one is stepping on? Maybe someone should write a sequel to Alice in Wonderland ... '...in Thailand'.

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Why do they insist on putting crossing right on the junctions ?

Put them back 10 foot or so. Not so far to cross. and people coming off a main road will actually see there's a crossing before they are on it.

Might not help, but you never know.

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A 3D brick wall would good to stand back and watch! image.jpeg.35c87dc0ca8deee72508603fe5115773.jpeg

 

 

- or Grand Canyon

(I'd settle for a SinkHole) image.jpeg.0b11abfc8db51e52e34706c65b4fae4b.jpegimage.jpeg.007a92749fc3687f878523a049bc0cca.jpeg

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Here in Chiang Mai the crossing markings are so faded and dirty they are difficult to see during day time and virtually impossible at night for any drivers approaching them.

They need cleaning / repainting.

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If it works go for it.... zebra crossings as they are certainly don't so something has to change.

 

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20 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

If it works go for it.... zebra crossings as they are certainly don't so something has to change.

 

Problem is they only work the first time.

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1 minute ago, josephbloggs said:

Problem is they only work the first time.

Which if it saves a life is worth the effort!

Doing nothing achieves nothing!

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How long before a driver thinks it’s a real obstruction and slams on the brakes causing a huge pile up behind him. Not smart. 

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2 hours ago, ChrisY1 said:

You serious?

Tell me when you are going to do this, I want to get my camera on to record you coming the other way. Need some money from the Traffic police.

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Maybe they could build a real 'raised' zebra crossing at an unannounced location and establish how many drivers cross it at speed. That will certainly tell them whether it works effectively or not.

 

The problem would be to keep a replacement stock numbering hundreds of thousands of them readily available in the locality on a daily basis. 

 

In the long term, even Thai drivers might think twice.......

Amd the numbers of cars wrecked would certainly reduce traffic on the roads.

Ahhh. wishful thinking!

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

making roads safer for pedestrians.

I am absolutely not of the opinion that this type of "art" makes the roads safer!

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19 minutes ago, Bundooman said:

Maybe they could build a real 'raised' zebra crossing at an unannounced location and establish how many drivers cross it at speed. That will certainly tell them whether it works effectively or not (...)

Or larger than average speed bumps in front of the crossings, to force drivers to slow down...

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1 minute ago, StayinThailand2much said:

Or larger than average speed bumps in front of the crossings to force drivers to slow down...

Speed bumps work, they are an absolutely necessary traffic calming measure on todays roads. 

They are the only things which do work with any level of consistency.

 

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