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In France black silhouettes are erected by local authorities to commemorate road crash victims. These are put up for a month and intended predominantly as a cautionary measure to other road users. Silhouettes were designed by a French artist after his son was killed while crossing a bridge. They are black, life-size, and disfigured by a red, lightning-shaped gash across the face.

Like ghost bikes, the silhouettes are gradually becoming an international symbol of road death.