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European Cities Without Traffic Signs

According to a group of psychologists, the amounts of traffic signs that are on the streets are the responsible for the large quantity of traffic accidents. The over exposure to the signs makes the inverse reaction, people just ignore them.

With the motto "Unsafe is Safe", some European cities took the traffic signs away, to see which reaction has on the drivers, because according to the psychologists, when people is forced to be in a more dangerous driving situation, they start to improve they driving techniques

According to statistics, we ignore 70% of the traffic signs.

The project is inspired on the experiment that took place on Drachten, a city in Netherlands. And even do it may look like traffic got worst, the accidents drops in a very impressive way.

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You need to see the experiment the California government did with circular traffic here.
They make the circles so small, that full size car can't make the turn without hitting the curb, while pickups are forced to drive over the landscape. Who would have time to observe signs in situation like that.
Than lot of signs here are written in English, when big part of residents speaks Spanish only.
I bet lot of my taxpayer money went for this.
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