You may remember Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas. He got international headlines for solving the problem of cars parking in the bike lane by running over them with a tank. His contribution has been recognized with the award of the 2011 Ig Nobel Peace Prize.
Highway engineers may also be interested to learn that John Senders of the University of Toronto won the Public Safety Prize for “conducting a series of safety experiments in which a person drives an automobile on a major highway while a visor repeatedly flaps down over his face, blinding him.”
There is a hilarious youtube video of the visor experiment. It is like that scene in Star Wars where Luke learns to use a light saber while wearing a blast helmet, only in this case it is a driver operating a motor vehicle.
Congratulations to both winners!