sing road sign

There’s an ebola epidemic coming our way, an insane terrorist army intent on killing us, an incompetent government that wants to know everything about us but keeps us in the dark about them. Nothing to be happy about.

Well, good news, depending on the outcome of an experiment, we may be getting—TA DA—singing roads.

That’s a happy thing, yes? Oh wait maybe not. It’s a social experiment about changing people’s behavior. In this case to reward us, the lab rats, only if we strictly obey the law.

‘Singing road’ built for social experiment TV show

The road was paid for by the National Geographic Channel for a show called “Crowd Control” that premieres in November. The show conducts social experiments to see what changes peoples’ behaviors.

In the case of this singing road people will be rewarded when they obey the law, said Melissa Dosher, with New Mexico’s Department of Transportation.

Is it just me or does the rumble strip rendition of “America the Beautiful” sound a little mournful?

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  1. Shifra says:

    If this “social experiment” is successful, maybe they can play the Communist anthem The Internationale, on the DC Beltway. #JustSuggesting

  2. Maynard says:

    We shall be micromanaged into a state of perfection. What reasonable person could object to that?

  3. Alain41 says:

    Will there be a mirror reinforcement experience? Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest President of them all?

  4. Dave says:

    What kind of behavior do they want us to change? Like us calling them flaming morons who can’t find their own ass with both hands. Or us calling for impeachment and term limits for everyone in the legislature and the Supreme Court. Or us desperately trying to reduce massive government and their intrusion into our lives. I can’t think of any other kind of behavior that should be changed.

  5. Kitten says:

    The rumble strip looks like the one they have on highways to wake you up when you’re drifting and falling asleep. This rendition of America the Beautiful may actually lull you to sleep.

  6. Samster1 says:

    I live 3 miles from this road and I can just say I’m glad that it’s the National Geographic Channel paying for the “rumble strip” and not the Albuquerque or New Mexico FEW taxpayers. On the video you will notice another road which is I-40–the route I take when traveling through the “canyon” of the Sandia/Manzano mountains (part of the Rockies). It is a beautiful stretch of land but it has been taken over by the liberal extreme environmentalists. I may try the road soon, but I’ll go 55 so the song won’t sound so “mournful”. 🙂

  7. Jerthebear says:

    Needs to play the “Funeral March”.

  8. strider says:

    How much fuel will be wasted overcoming the increased rolling resistance? Sending vibration through a vehicle will break light bulb filaments, create havoc with loose wires, wake up babies and startle pets. Probably sounded cool to the usual dope addled government experts.

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