It developed as a novel method to regulate speed on local roads, and ended up being more disturbing than helpful. Leeuwarden in the Netherlands had just been named European Culture Capital and wanted to celebrate by having the anthem of northern Friesland played out when cars drove over the nearby highway at the correct speed.
As the BBC News reported that all sounds well and good and would have been entertaining for the drivers. But no one expected that the sound created by driving over “strategically-laid rumble strips“, would travel to adjacent residences. The melody when driven over at 60 km/h would be loud enough to disturb citizens who called the acoustical project ” psychological torture”.Read more »