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monbla256

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PostSubject: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:36 pm

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the TRAFFIC LIGHT that harbinger of regulation of our cars !! Been downhill since then Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11783634/Traffic-lights-100th-anniversary-When-was-the-first-traffic-light-installed.html
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:15 pm

Michael, the article says it is the 101st anniversary. My question is, where the heck was this reporter this time last year, during the 100th anniversary? Rolling Eyes

Interesting article though. I'll bet it was rough being a cop back then, before the traffic lights became prolific. On summer days like today, I wouldn't want to be standing in the middle of an intersection in this heat, directing traffic!
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:10 pm

Interesting article Michael. I enjoyed reading it and thanks for posting it. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:21 pm

So it was the Brits that instituted this eh? They have a lot to answer for then.....

jocolor 


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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 am

You know, I don't mind the traffic lights so much as I mind those so-called "red light cameras" that are all the rage in many parts of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:39 pm

The biggest problem, it seems to me, is that most drivers are inept. At that point, any government is going to put in as many traffic lights, stop signs and off-ramps as it can.
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:10 pm

Brewdude wrote:
So it was the Brits that instituted this eh? They have a lot to answer for then.....
RR

Sorry chaps, but you really can't beat a good traffic light!
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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:16 pm

Stick wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
So it was the Brits that instituted this eh? They have a lot to answer for then.....
RR

Sorry chaps, but you really can't beat a good traffic light!


Such as this one David me ol' mukker?


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PostSubject: Re: A 100 years ago today we lost our rights in driving!!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:27 pm

I often wonder about this problem. How to direct traffic? My conclusion is sort of a gross one: make essentially every road a freeway, with overpasses and exits, and surround them with a half-mile of woods. It would not be as convenient or as inexpensive as our current option, but would be cleaner and less ugly. With zero traffic lights.
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