Laweiplein in Drachten, the Netherlands. Naked streets is a concept developed by Dutch traffic engineer, Hans Monderman , who proposed that by creating a greater sense of uncertainty and making it unclear who has right of way on a street, drivers reduce their speed and all street users increase their level of risk compensation. This last principle originates from behavioural theory that suggests people adjust their behaviour in response to the perceived level of risk: in riskier environments, pedestrian and drivers respond by behaving more safely. The practical application of a naked street involves the removal of all hard safety measures, including safety barriers, traffic lights, warning signs, speed humps, pedestrian crossings and road markings. These are all replaced with road surfaces that do not clearly distinguish between vehicle and pedestrian space, ambiguity in defining traffic rules, and a street environment that fosters eye contact and human interaction.
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Anbara Salam was hoping for a nice relaxing day with her boyfriend, but one little mistake left her in a very, very embarrassing situation. Treating yourself to a spa break is the perfect way to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life. But for Anbara Salam, her nice relaxing day out ended up being the complete opposite, and she says it was the most embarrassing moment of her life. They were quickly told that the site's rules meant that while swimming suits were allowed in the pool, in the sauna you had to be naked. So she went to get undressed and grabbed a towel on the way to meet her boyfriend in the sauna. All fine so far. But she ended up going through the wrong door, and finding herself locked in the fire escape area - with just a tiny towel to cover her dignity.
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