Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

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  1. DarkFriday

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    Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.
    Studio Roosegaarde promised us the design back in 2012, and after cutting through rather a lot of government red tape we can finally see the finished product.


    One Netherlands news report said, "It looks like you are driving through a fairytale," which pretty much sums up this extraordinary project. The design studio like to bring technology and design to the real world, with practical and beautiful results.

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    This guy from Holland was telling me they have cameras that take pics of your car at one point, then another pick at a measured distance. They use this to calculate your avg speed between the 2 points and can send you a ticket if it's over the speed limit :facepalm: I was kind of disappointed to hear that
     
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    When I was in Belgium they had that shit.

    They paint markers on the autoroute to judge distance.

    Bastards.
     
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    i'm thinking that i would have enjoyed trying to drive down these roads while on lsd etc.

    it's an interesting idea.
     
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    it would be nice if magic shrooms glowed like that. it would make finding them much easier.
     
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    I come from the land of Ice and Snow!!!!! :jazz:
     
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    So Dave has to stay out of the Netherlands?
     
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    i hope this saves GP2's life
     
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    I dig it.
     
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    I knew that "Rad Racer" was a portal into the future even then. :c

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