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Potholes used to slow down speeders in Canada-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email with photos that says
painted potholes are being used to slow down speeders on the roads
The Truth: This is not a ploy to slow
down speeders and the photos did not even originate in Canada.
As a normal practice,
municipal authorities paint navigation terms on streets like "STOP",
"SLOW" or "YIELD" not slogans that say "Feels like Pioneer Suspension."
The photos are from a 2007 marketing campaign for Pioneer
Suspension by the Y&R Everest Advertising Agency in Mumbai, India
according to the Ads of
the World web site.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Oh those clever Canadians.!!
How's this for speed control?
I don't know about you, but this would
slow me down! People slow down and try to "straddle" the hole, then
breath a sign of relief they completely cleared it! This is actually a
speed control device that is in use.
Scroll down and look at all three
pictures. And it is much cheaper than speed cameras.
Pretty clever, huh? Especially if moved around each
day. Isn't art wonderful?
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