Road In Netherlands SINGS To You As You Drive Along It
Don’t you just hate it when you’re driving your car and you suddenly go out of range and lose radio signal? Well it seems that someone in the Netherlands has come up with a trick to solve this issue!
One highway in the the Dutch village of Jelsum has added a novelty addition to the roadway that allows it to literally sing to you as you drive along it!
The musical tune is created by “rumple strips” that act like those bumps put on the edges of lanes on motorways in Australia to stop drivers from veering. But in this case when a car drives over the strip it creates a song.
And we’re not just talking it throws out a random not here and there. If a car drives over the strip at 60km/h the road will actually create the tune to the anthem of the Friesland region, which is a northern part of the Netherlands with a distinct language and culture.
While the addition was designed to make the journey across the countryside more enjoyable, locals are actually getting pretty fed up with the constant droning melody that they say actually keeps them awake at night.
“Last Saturday night the taxis were driving from Leeuwarden to Stiens and on the way back, they tried to go across the lines as quickly as possible and we had the anthem played all night at hight speed,” said one local Ria Jansma.
As a result, the Friesland authority will now work to remove the singing features by the end of this week.