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Thailand's 'floating' crosswalk makes drivers stop and look

The Thai children walking on the zebra crossing look as if they are stepping from one white board, floating well above the road, to the next: but it is just an optical illusion, created by a volunteer group aimed at making roads safer for pedestrians.

Up close the trick of perspective is lost, but for any driver approaching the crossing the sight of people apparently walking on free floating white boards should make them slow to a stop.

The zebra crossing outside the main entrance to Wat Bueng Thong Lang school on the outskirts of Bangkok, was painted by students and volunteers, with funding from Thailand's Government Savings Bank. During the past few months they have painted six near schools and temples, where there is always a heavy footfall, Natthapong Jiravijit, the project manager said.

(Source: Reuters)


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