Is it art or just klever kludging? Sometimes I can't tell the difference anymore. ~Not-So-Handy Andy
In the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, the Public Transport Company replaced the emergency-use hammers with pairs of yellow bricks on all city buses.
"The special hammers are expensive and people were always stealing them," explained a spokesperson from the Harbin Public Transport Company. "We don't think anybody will be interested in stealing bricks."
From the submitter:
In the down & out, post apocalyptic city of East St. Louis Illinois, anything metallic that is not welded in place is fair game for scrappers, including man-hole covers. The city, being without the financial means to replace the missing covers, inserts used tires in their place to alert drivers of the open holes littering the streets.