Video Of The Week - Dancing Traffic Light Improves Safety

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First there were the "piano stairs" that encouraged people to exercise, then came the "bottle bank" that transformed an ordinary recycling bin into a gaming arcade and now a dancing "red man" that made waiting at a pedestrian crossing, fun!

This latest endeavor is the brainchild of Germany's Smart Automobile. They conducted this fun experiment at a stop light in Lisbon last summer, to test if gamification of the red man would stop impatient pedestrians from dashing across the street, before the green signal came on.

In order to create the ever changing dance routine, passersby were invited to enter a nearby booth and choose their favorite music. When it was time for the "red man" to come on, the music would begin and the individual would show off his /her moves. A video feed of the dancer was transmitted to the pedestrian light in real time, resulting in a hilariously entertaining dancing red figure that kept the audience entertained until it was safe to cross. According to Smart Automobile, an astounding 81% more pedestrians stopped and waited for the green light than previously!

Resources: gizmag.com,huffingtonpost.com,

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  • queen_strong
    queen_strongFriday, May 22, 2020 at 10:38 am
    I wish I had that where I live! It would be soo fun!
    • queen_strong
      queen_strongFriday, May 22, 2020 at 10:35 am
      soooo funny!
      • greatskys716
        greatskys716Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:04 pm
        awesome :D
        • PersonFriday, September 27, 2019 at 11:28 am
          I want that where i live
          • catlover22
            catlover22Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:23 am
            LOL
            • brawlstarschamp
              brawlstarschampMonday, April 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm
              I wish they had this in more places! I would love that!
              • puppy sweetieMonday, February 25, 2019 at 9:46 am
                that's funny how a dancing man can make people what longer.
                • marshmello843
                  marshmello843Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:44 am
                  you mean wait. i agree
                • smartgirl_101
                  smartgirl_101Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm
                  People are CRAZY these days! They could kill themselves from crossing the streets like that!!!
                  • smartgirl_101
                    smartgirl_101Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm
                    Wow! This could change the history of having people pass the red light!!!
                    • android7
                      android7Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm
                      I'M BORN TO DANCE