Lauderdale to use optical illusion to try to deter speeding
Michael Turnbell, Sun Sentinel
The latest way to stop speeders in South Florida? Trick them with an optical illusion.
The “magic” involves marking a road with hash marks, similar to those on a football field. With the lines spaced at gradually closer intervals, drivers get the illusion they’re going faster than they really are — and tap the brakes, traffic engineers say.
The technique for the first time will be tested in Fort Lauderdale later this year or early next year. It will start on a curving stretch of Andrews Avenue and if it works, it may be used on other roads in Broward and Palm Beach counties.