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2003, BEECH CROFT ROAD, SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD, ENGLAND

DESCRIPTION

A SIMPLE CAR-MOUNTED SIGN SURROUNDED BY ROAD CONES


MATERIALS

CAR, MDF, PAINT, DOCTORED ROAD SIGN, CONES


BUDGET

£0


CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

5 HOURS PREP AND SETUP


SUMMARY

THIS is one of the smaller, spontaneous Road-Witch Trials that went up from time-to-time. This sort of thing usually happened after a few weeks of working in the front room and getting sick and tired of people zooming past the house in their cars.

The sign and the car provided enough distraction to slow people down. Whether or not this meant pedestrians were at greater risk due to distracted motorists is anyone's guess.

Best of all, it was my first time out with the inexpensive radar speed gun sent to me by my dad in the USA.

The local kids loved using the gun, but could hardly resist moving the gun so that it stayed pointed at the cars as they went past, rather than holding the gun still in one direction only so as to record the doppler shift.

Proper use of a radar gun is counter-intuitive, since the urge to shoot the passing motorists is overwhelming.

So really, there were two games going on at once: the 'knock down a pedestrian' game played by motorists, and the radar-gun shoot-em-up game played by the kids. You could call this a 'win-win' situation.

JUST A DREARY AUTUMNAL AFTERNOON IN OXFORD...

NOT SURE ANYONE REALLY GOT THE IDEA WHEN TRAVELLING PAST