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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  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:14 am
    I would want to have a dancing one than a regular, XD.
    • xeno
      xenoSunday, November 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm
      Where is this I want to dance so the stop and wait for sign shows me dancing PLS TELL ME WHERE IT IS and have any of you gone there pls tell me I really like this article
      • youknowwho1
        youknowwho1Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm
        It looks like it's only in Lisbon (Portugal) right now.
      • orca117
        orca117Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:05 am
        thats so funny and cool haha!!
        • moviestar-girl3
          moviestar-girl3Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 11:23 am
          Amazing i just got to dance
          • 29zabraham
            29zabrahamThursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:52 am
            I watched the video it was so cool and fun 😎
            • 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
                      • coolvae
                        coolvaeMonday, August 24, 2020 at 10:44 am
                        I wish I could give a try.