In 1975, rather than installing expensive signs or speed bumps, Napa, California experimented with using chickens to slow down motorists on one of its streets — Streblow Drive, bordering Kennedy Park. They simply let 85 chickens roam the park and street at will. Said park superintendent Bob Pelusi, “Only occasionally does an errant driver charge through the flock. In the nine months we’ve had the chickens on the job, we’ve lost 12 of them — gone in the line of duty, so to speak.”
Scottish Town Arnprior (pop. 200) painted wiggly lines on a straight road to confuse and slow down fast drivers.
Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago.
The city of Bogotá, Columbia employed 420 mimes to poke fun at pedestrians and drivers who didn’t follow the rules. As a result, traffic fatalities dropped by more than half, from an average of around to 1300 to about 600.
In Beijing there was a Traffic Jam that lasted over 9 days.
There is a map of every US road fatality since 2001.
There is a small town in the Netherlands that has eliminated accidents by removing traffic signs.