October 24, 2009

Silly Saturday - Sneaky Canadians

How's this for speed control?

I don't know about you, but this would slow me down!

People slow down and try to "straddle" the hole, then breathe a sigh of relief that they completely cleared it!

This is actually a speed control device that is in use in Canada.





Much cheaper than speed cameras.

Pretty clever, huh?  Especially if moved around each day.

Isn't art wonderful?

I wonder if it contributes to any accidents... I think it might around here!

32 Random Sassy Comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, ugh!

Jennifer said...

LOL! That would certainly work on me! Smart! I bet that cost the city budget peanuts compared to pouring asphalt speed bumps! ;-)

Just Breathe said...

Wow, it certainly looks real!

Kay said...

I just popped over from Meggie's Musings. Your blog is such fun. The idea of these fake pot holes is hilarious.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That's awesome! Although I can definitely see some crazy drivers wrecking because of them.

Maven said...

Ha! being a crazy Canadian myself, I'd love to know what city thought that one up :-)

I still like the idea of sitting in my car with a blow dryer pointed toward the traffic to see how many cars slow down :-)

Anya said...

Wow!!
Never seen before ;)
(I drive always with high speed .... LOL )

blueviolet said...

That's too sneaky!

Tammy Howard said...

No! Sir!

Anne said...

The definitely look like potholes. Not sure it would slow me down since it would be too late by the time I was able to see it.

Martha in PA said...

Good Morning! Hmmm, how crazy is that. I too think that it might cause accidents in these parts!

Have a great weekend. Rain.

Granny Annie said...

I would totally wreck my vehicle over this from panic response.

Anne - mommyhastowork said...

You had me there for a minute!
Happy Sits Saturday Sharefest!

buffalodick said...

Michigan is the opposite! One street in my town has two speed bumps in one block- with the sign warning you placed past the bump! You hit them while reading the sign..

Amy said...

Not sure if I like this one. I think it would cause more problems. It is a great idea but I am just not sure.

Funny in my mind said...

We could use those in our parking lot at the restaurant! People cut through going too fast and I almost had a dishwasher hit the other day!

Oh My Goddess said...

If that were happening here, there would be lawsuits galore!

Rebecca Jo said...

That is beyond awesome!!!

Yaya said...

Haha! That's great!

Brian Miller said...

i saw these earlier this week. crazy stuff. i would think they may cause a wreck or two swerving to avoid. happy saturday!

Mrs4444 said...

Very creative! We could use some of those in our neighborhood!

Just taking a break from party set-up here...It's only noon, and I'm already exhausted! Wish you could be here...

otin said...

That is really funny! I thought that it was serious at first. I guess I did not get the twist! LOL!

Captain Dumbass said...

That's hilarious, but that's what the highways usually look like after a few months of winter.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

I thought Big Foot had crashed in from the moon!

People really are so clever sometimes.

I'm so honored that you visited my blog. I've seen you around and heard you mentioned on other blogs and so it feels like I've just had contact with a blogging celebrity. So cool!

Justine said...

That was totally hysterical, especially because I thought they were real potholes!

Justine :o )

Hit 40 said...

I agree very funny until someone gets hurt swerving to avoid the big pot hole!!

Vodka Logic said...

Funny and of course with my luck I would still get a flat for gitting the "whole"

carma said...

How cool is that????

honeypiehorse said...

Well, that's just neat.

AJ @ Wedding Flip Flops said...

what a cool and inexpensive trick! Since road signs don't seem to work.

UPrinting Review said...

Very ingenious indeed. But that would definitely put some speeding cars in trouble. LOL @ Canadian street smarts! :D

Jenners said...

Those sneaky Candians! Smart and effective! We better keep our eyes on them!