Musical road gets repaved after drivers complain

Sep 25, 2008
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Sometimes consumers complain about things that are just petty. But this time, I'm going to have to side with drivers traveling through Lancaster, CA that have to put up with a harmonic segment of road.
 


 
Okay, so the idea here is that when you drive over the road at a particular speed, it plays the William Tell Overture. Seriously. A bunch of grooves were cut into the road to create the differences in pitch as a part of a marketing campaign for the Honda Civic.

The problem, is that unless you're driving a Honda Civic at a particular speed, all you'll hear is a high-pitched drone. And even if you are driving at the right speed, it has all the musical quality of trying to play Jingle Bells on your phone's keypad. It's just not melodious and distracting, if anything. Enough drivers complained and now the stretch of highway is getting repaved.

[via CrunchGear]


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