Dutch 'singing road' closed after neighbours' complaints



It was an idea to improve road safety: special strips on the asphalt would play a tune when cars drove over them at the correct speed.
But residents of a nearby village in the Netherlands said the constant noise was driving them mad.
One called it "psychological torture". Another said cars were going faster to see if the song played at double speed.
After pressure, officials closed the "singing road" on Tuesday, just one day after it had been officially opened.
For the road to play out the anthem of the northern province of Friesland, cars had to drive at the speed limit... read more

 
11 April 2018 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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