Thailand's 'floating' pedestrian crossing forces drivers to stop

28 November 2019
2019-11-28 14:00

Thailand is trying out a creative solution to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents by painting on 'levitating' zebra crossings that force drivers to take a second look and stop. The painting, done by some 50 students and volunteers, plays on the perspective view of elevated zebra stripes over the road surface, and is located by the main entrance of the school.

It is the sixth of its kind that the group of volunteers has completed in an effort to improve road safety. Renovating them from old faded zebra crossings, the project's manager said the group has brought their art to temples and schools over the past few months, due to their wider reach as community landmarks. According to statistics from the past four years published in November by Thailand's National Health Security Office (NHSO), there were 10,672 number of pedestrian accidents in Thailand.

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