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Sydney uses water curtains to alert drivers to stop (VIDEO)

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On May 16, 2013 @ 1:08 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

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What’s the best way to catch the attention of drivers and alert them to stop? Use a giant water curtain with a projection of a stop sign.

According to Jalopnik [2], Sydney, Australia, began installing the water curtains six years ago in response to costly damages and delays caused by oversized trucks crashing into low overhead tunnels.

News 10 reported [3] that truck drivers ignored previous warning signs, including flashing lights. However, the water curtains seem to catch their attention.

Laservision, a light show company in Australia, worked with the city to install the water curtains in 2007.

Check out the video below to see the water curtain in action.

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[2] Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/australias-water-curtain-stop-signs-are-a-great-idea-506915576

[3] News 10 reported: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoTMC-uxJoo

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