Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dancing Traffic Light Makes Pedestrian Crossings Fun And Safer

There comes a time where every one has to cross the street at some point. We all use pedestrian crossings. We hit the buzzer usually a few times because we are usually in a rush to get some where then play the waiting game waiting till the little red man turns green so we can safely cross the road. What if we had something to entertain us while we wait?

Would this make us more likely to wait at the crossing instead of crossing the road impatiently and risking being hit by a car? This following video is fun and entertaining. Music along with a dancing little red man light at a pedestrian crossing in Lisbon, the capital of the largest city in Portugal. 

On the following video they say "We believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light."

This is exactly what the world needs and we are sure you too will agree. Imagine how many lives would be saved each year. Imagine this for a second... when we are young we are all trained to learn in a fun, colourful manner at home by our parents and in school by our teachers. I can still remember Road Safety being taught to me in kindergarten. The teacher gave us a drawing of a set of traffic lights.We had to colour it the appropriate colours and trace over the words stop, go and wait. This early life lesson in road safety stuck with me.

So imagine if we as adults can be entertained, have fun, be more social towards one another, be more patient and learn something new at a pedestrian crossing, imagine the positive impact this create for all of us and our communities and the future education for our children. I love this!

Behind the scenes material of our Dancing Traffic Light in Lisbon. Watch and have fun! FOR more street safety. #WhatAreYouFOR


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