Even Andre' wouldn't have thought of this.
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    Moderator Alan S's Avatar
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    Even Andre' wouldn't have thought of this.

    Pennsylvania in the US is apparently credited with giving us audible lines & bumps on the road & now their latest is "dots" on the road.
    They got the idea from Europe where they said "chevrons" were painted on the road so drivers can judge the distance from the car in front & claim trials have shown a 60% reduction in rear end prangs in the trial areas over the first 6 months.
    Old Andre Citroen's claim to fame was his innovative advertising with signs down the side of the Eiffel Tower, street signs etc; must be rolling in his grave that he didn't think of this, then who knows? Perhaps he did. dance dance

    Alan S

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    <small>[ 09 September 2003, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: Alan S ]</small>

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    1000+ Posts Rod Hagen's Avatar
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    I reckon most Aussie drivers would get a shock if they were confronted with something like this.

    Mind you, thinking further, they probably simply wouldn't notice. They wouldn't see the chevrons because the bumper bar of the car in front would be close enough to obscure all view of what was actually on the road! Maybe here we'd have to mount them on over head gantries!

    I remember when people learning to drive were told to use power poles in a similar fashion.



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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Hi Guys,

    we have had those chevrons on the Melbourne - Ballarat freeway for several years. There nothing new out here Only people take no notice of them ....

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    1000+ Posts Damien Gardner's Avatar
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    They're used in fog prone sections of the Hume Fwy, to help judge distance,to the car infront, in fog
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