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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1072 Comments
  • 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
                • the_super_gamer
                  the_super_gamerThursday, January 10, 2019 at 8:17 am
                  Looks fun!
                  • samThursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:22 am
                    lit
                    • samThursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:21 am
                      love it