Monday, July 20, 2009

Pedestrian Crossing

Have you ever wondered as you stand waiting for a pedestrian crossing why the lights for the crossing are orange (for the hand saying not to go) and white (for the walking man saying it is safe to cross)?

It seems counter intuitive that they use orange and white for this. No where else in our modern world does white mean go and orange means stop. Instead the crossing colours really should be red, yellow and green if we were going to stay with the standard. Then everyone would know what the colours represent. Yet for reasons unknown we have come to accept these colours as the standard. Really makes you wonder!

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