China Installs Rave-Like Lasers Over Highways to Keep Drivers Awake
What might seem like a scene from a rave or an alien invasion is, in fact, a novel approach by the Chinese to address the issue of drowsy driving on highways. A captivating array of lasers has been introduced with the aim of keeping drivers alert during late-night journeys.
Viral videos showcase the mesmerizing display of lights hovering above a Chinese highway. Positioned on two highway signs, these lights flash in various shades of red, blue, and green, serving as a visual stimulant to combat driver fatigue. However, amidst the intrigue, questions arise about whether these vibrant lights might pose more of a distraction than a solution. It’s a dilemma—while the intention is to enhance driver awareness, some wonder if the unexpected appearance of such lights could be more captivating than beneficial.
The debate lingers on the effectiveness of this unconventional approach. The key lies in scrutinizing data to determine whether the dazzling light display genuinely succeeds in its mission.
Personally, the idea of encountering such a display on a dark highway in the middle of the night seems like s0meting that could be terrifying. The unexpected nature of the lights could easily give the impression of an alien invasion, particularly for someone groggy and half-asleep behind the wheel. All jokes aside, the presence of the lights raises interesting questions about the balance between innovation for safety and potential unintended consequences.
Below, the video allows you to witness the laser light display firsthand. It beckons the question: would such an approach effectively keep you awake during the wee hours of the night, or would it add an element of surprise and distraction to an already challenging driving environment?
Also, anyone down for a roadside rave?
Lasers being used to prevent drivers from falling asleep on Chinese highwaypic.twitter.com/j9cxdFkXBA
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