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Dangerous Stretch Of Road Indicator Markings

Progressively wider stripes indicate care should be taken to negotiate this section of road due to high accident rate.
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I'm putting this up as a new idea because the original one was for a high tech version that has its problems, like warning lights going off, indicators distracting the driver etc. Inspired by the decidedly bad idea of having road signs basically saying "Don't Read This Sign Warning Of Distracted Driving Or You May Die".

This directs the driver's attention to the road and changes slowly and incrementally preventing the driver from getting confused and slamming on the brakes.

The representation shown is a foreshortened version, the actual application would be over a much longer area and perhaps with the horizontal stripes not being so wide.

I think this would be subtle preventing knee jerk reactions of drivers that could be dangerous, and the reading of them would be intuitive such that people would slow down simply because their perceived driving path has been narrowed, if only by painted on markings.

I made a pic. (link)

doctorremulac3, Jan 22 2019

Dangerous stretch of road indicator markings. https://www.dropbox...AD%20LINES.png?dl=0
The horizontal strips look a little like a sidewalk which you would stop for, but not so much that you would actually stop. [doctorremulac3, Jan 22 2019]


       I like this. The current system of signs, in the UK at least doesn't really engage the brain on any fundamental level. When you've seen "slow" written on the road for the 38th time, you start to wonder if it's driving advice or an indication of the mental capacity of the locals. What might work better is simply massaging the dimensions of the existing road lines. In tricky road sections, the lines are often double-sold to indicate no overtaking. By slightly widening and separating the lines, it would give the impression of a narrower road. Similarly, the lines on the outside could be thickened and moved in. Everyone slows down when the road looks narrower.
bs0u0155, Jan 22 2019

       // Dangerous Stretch Of Road Indicator Markings //   

       Could it be please be clarified if it is the stretch of road that is dangerous, or the actual indicator markings themselves ? Is it "Dangerous Stretch Of Road" Indicator Markings, or Dangerous Stretch Of "Road Indicator Markings" ?   

       If the indicator markings are the actual hazard, then the way to improve safety is merely to omit them, shirley ?
8th of 7, Jan 22 2019

       Neither. It's: "Dangerous Stretch" of road indicator markings.   

       Meaning that only the actual indicator markings in this particular stretch of road are dangerous. Beyond that they're safe. I didn't want to be redundant and say "Dangerous stretch of dangerous road indicator markings." I also thought "Dangerous stretch of dangerous road danger danger indicator markings danger." was a bit confusing so I shortened it a bit.   

       Hope that cleared it up.
doctorremulac3, Jan 22 2019

       Apart from all the accident debris, yes.
8th of 7, Jan 22 2019


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