An Australian council painted this trippy optical illusion on a road to make motorists slow down

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A regional council in Queensland has painted an optical illusion on an outback road, hoping it will slow down motorists who fail to stop at a marked pedestrian crossing.

The Mayor of Boulia Shire Council in Western Queensland told the ABC he’d seen other countries successfully use 3D crossings and “thought that’d be a great idea in a little outback town like ours”.

Rick Britton, who also has hopes the mural will become a tourist attraction, said it may be just the start of street art initiatives in Boulia.

“I think if we start seeing work like that coming up around town we’ll definitely get interest from professional artists who want to offer their services.”

Similar crossings have been painted in Iceland, Malaysia, India, New Zealand and the United States.

Here’s a look at a few.

Le passage piétons 3D ????

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