This ‘singing road’ was supposed to reduce speeds, instead it drove villagers mad

Government officials in the Netherlands are tearing down their “singing road” after nearby residents were assaulted by the the same song, over and over, echoing across the farm fields of a rural village.

The provincial government of Friesland, at the northern tip of the country, installed a series of rumble strips in the road, each designed to play a note when a vehicle drove over it. Taken together, the 300-metre stretch of rumble strips played the Friesland provincial anthem. But the...


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