Canadian Speed Controls

Be sure to check out the photo at the bottom   😉

Many residential areas are vexed by vehicle traffic that exceeds the posted 25mph speed limit.
The oft-used method to slow down car speed are road bumps like this:

The Canadians have come up with an ingenious method for speed control.

I don’t know about you, but this would certainly slow me down!

People slow down and try to “straddle” the hole….

Aha. Gotcha!
This is an actual speed control device that is currently in use.
It is MUCH cheaper than speed cameras, radar guns, police officers, etc.
Pretty clever – especially when they move them around every day.
Isn’t art wonderful?
H/t beloved fellow and brilliant political artist Bob Keyser!

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Shucks, and I thought it was going to be a load of broken beer bottles!
About 30 years ago, a train carrying bottled whiskey overturned in Ontario. Before the RCMP and insurance people could get to the remote site, virtually all the unbroken bottles had disappeared. It remains a mystery to this day how so many thousands of bottles could have disappeared in so short a time….


Too funny .and good use of tax money for art!


Actually, here in Montreal we don’t need fake holes as our roads look like they are taking mortar fire, our bridges are collapsing and our infrastructure is crumbling. Overpasses have collapsed killing families, pieces of concrete continuously fall from the bridges etc.. Engineers have warned that 2 of the busiest bridges in Canada, right here in Montreal, are at extreme risk of total collapse yet the government has announced some repairs, no replacement. Haiti has better bridges and roads than us. We have billions for new stealth bombers, announced by the gov’t and hundreds of millions of tax dollars to… Read more »


most of the roads in Illinois look like that and some of the holes are pretty dog gone deep too.

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I’ve seen these photos before and I’m in on the “secret” of the final photos, but I still get a kick out of it! LOL


If they did that here in America, the lawyers would have a field day with all the lawsuits springing up from people swerving to avoid the fake potholes and impacting other vehicles.