Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Men(?) at Work/工事のかかし/施工稻草人


Street construction in Taiwan is often accompanied by these strange, mechanical figures.  I assume that the idea behind them is that people are more likely to slow down and be careful around construction if there's a person there warning them to be careful.  However, hiring an actual person would cost money, so these "scare-cars" are set up instead.  Sometimes they have faces, and sometimes they are jury-rigged to wave their arms frantically at passing cars.  I can't speak to their efficacy, but they are at least amusing somehow.


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