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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  • 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
        • samThursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:20 am
          cool
          • deeTuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm
            lol so funny
            • PUPPIES!!!!!Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:14 am
              SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool!!!
              • EthanMonday, November 5, 2018 at 1:58 pm
                wOW!! that was amzing! make more plaese.
                • ajg16
                  ajg16Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm
                  Wow, awesome
                  • ALY ATuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm
                    This is amazing and so funny, I would love this everywhere!!
                    • AntzDanceMonday, September 24, 2018 at 8:58 am
                      Wish it was in my state