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Musical Motorway Plays A Tune When You Drive Over It

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Musical Motorway Plays A Tune When You Drive Over It

A TikToker has shared an incredible musical motorway which plays a tune when you drive over it. Check it out in the video below:

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The clip was posted by TikTok user Peter Olah (@peter0lah), who wrote: "The musical path in Hungary."

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The dash cam footage shows the car driving along the road, with music notes indicating that the musical section is coming up.

A series of small sets of lines then appear, each playing a note as the car goes over it - cleverly combining to create a tune.

While Peter claimed that the car was going at '140km' an hour, many people watching were a bit dubious - and concerned.

One said: "This does not look like 140km/h."

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Another agreed: "If that's 140kph then I'm Boy George."

Credit: TikTok/@peter0lah
Credit: TikTok/@peter0lah

Others, however, were just into the idea of a musical road, with one writing: "Imagine how hardcore that music is when going 250-300 km/h."

Someone else joked: "This needed in UK to encourage lane hoggers to drive on the left."

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A third said: "Now in reverse and drive backwards."

The magical musical path was installed on Road 67 between Mernyeszentmiklós and Mernye, in the southbound direction, in 2019.

It had been created as a tribute to László 'Cipő' Bódi, the lead singer of Hungarian band Republic, who died in 2013 at the age of 47.

When drivers pass along one side of the road, they can hear a 30-second snippet of Republic's song '67-es út (Road 67)'.

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Credit: YouTube/Chika Vidz
Credit: YouTube/Chika Vidz

Such musical roads can also be found in many other countries, including Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, China and the United States.

According to a National Geographic video, they work by placing steel grooves into the road, which in turn make the car's tyres to vibrate and make a sound.

"The close the grooves, the higher the pitch or note," a 2014 video says, adding that 'precision engineering' is required to ensure it works.

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The Budapest Business Journal reports that the road in Hungary was estimated to cost €212 million (£180m/$249m).

Speaking ahead of construction, Thomas Birtel - the Chief Executive of Austrian contractor Strabag, which led the project - said: "This project shows how much creativity there can be in transportation infrastructures.

"We are delighted to be able to realize this interesting project for Hungary's national infrastructure company."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@peter0lah

Topics: World News, News, Music, Interesting, hungary, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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