For the first time ground crossings were spiked in 1951 in the UK, before that metal pancakes laid out on asphalt were used for marking. Of course, this method has become obsolete with the appearance of well-visible white stripes. Very soon, the whole world began to use zebra as a marking of pedestrian zones on the roads. Today, with the advent of modern technologies into the daily life, the strip road we are accustomed to takes on a new color and is equipped with innovative equipment to improve its efficiency.3D - Zebras have increasingly begun to appear on the road in different countries.
In Russia, the first 3D zebras a couple of years ago appeared, for example, in Krasnoyarsk and Kaliningrad - there the stripes look like low thresholds with a smooth ride. Bishkek enthusiasts turned the ground zebra into beams hanging in the air - you want not to slow down, but to stop and go out to examine, rubbing your eyes with surprise. According to K-News, these zebras were painted next to three schools and a city orphanage.
The drawing on the asphalt with the help of optical illusion makes the strips of a pedestrian crossing quite reliably look like three-dimensional bars lying on the road, which should make drivers slow down.
Unusual road markings, made in the technique of 3D graffiti, appeared the other day in Bishkek.
The project is called "Visual Effect", its author is a third-year student of the American University in Central Asia (AUCA) Begimay Satayeva.
Despite the fact that the decree "On the rules of the road of the Kyrgyz Republic" does not include such a road marking sign as 3D zebra, the Department of Road Facilities under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic approved its installation.
To save pedestrians, the government of India also decided to paint on the pavement "zebra" with a 3D effect. Indian drivers often knock people right on the transition, not paying attention to the markings and road signs. Indian Transport Minister Nitin Hadkari attracted local artists to design a zebra with a 3D effect.
Here are a few videos, you can clearly see:
Let's hope that the accidents with such zebras will be much less. Good luck on the road!