A Canadian safety organization spent $15,000 making an optical illusion in a West Vancouver street. When a driver is about 30 meters away, it looks like a young child running into the street, chasing a ball. The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation hopes that it will encourage drivers to slow down and be watchful of children. Spokesman David Drunne said:
The back-to-school season was chosen because September and October are the months that see the most child fatalities, Mr. Dunne said. Plus, parents are often the worst offenders, speeding, pulling u-turns and talking on cellphones, he said.
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