Korean Cities Paint Massive ‘Yellow Carpets’ to Protect Children From Dangerous Drivers


Korea streets are some of the most dangerous in the world with the country ranking second in the OECD for traffic deaths.

In response to the danger faced by children and other pedestrians, Changwon’s Masan Dongbu Police Station has installed “yellow carpets” in front of three elementary schools to improve traffic safety for commuting children.

The plan involves painting the walls and the pavement bright yellow. The idea is that a separate space so distinct from their surroundings will subconsciously compell children to stand within the zone.

It also provides much stronger visual recognition to drivers to slow down and play it safe –or so officials hope. .

The idea first put forth by the International Child Rights Center, and has been adopted by various government and civic organizations in Korea.



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