Oxford based children’s author and traffic campaigner Ted Dewan set up a series of art installations in his residential street as traffic calming measures. The “roadwitches” included giant bunnies, a bed for a sleeping policeman and a living room in the middle of the road. Of course, some drivers showed the IQ reducing effects of too long in their smog boxes.
“A driver of a 4×4 didn’t so much disapprove – he was too crazed and violent for that. He seemed to be made psychotic by the idea that roads could exist for anything other than him to drive on,” he says.
This motorist deliberately drove into pieces of the living room furniture and then called the council to demand that they shift whatever was left lying in the road.