‘Selfie signs’ slow speeding drivers

12.00 | 10 September 2014 |

Authorities in Antwerp, Belgium, are inviting people to upload a selfie and become a traffic sign – as a novel way to deter drivers from speeding (BBC News).

The BBC News report says that ‘smiley’ road signs are already in use in Belgium to tell motorists whether they are speeding, but now citizens are invited to upload two photos of themselves, one with a happy face and another with a disapproving glare – to be flashed at motorists exceeding the limit. The photos will be displayed on interactive speedometers installed across the city.

The BBC report says there has been “huge public support for efforts to tackle speeding on Belgium’s roads”. Earlier this year, tens of thousands of people responded to a call for ideas on where to place speed cameras ahead of a marathon speed crackdown by police.


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