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"Walk/Don't Walk" lights just a SUGGESTION?!?!?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DScottHewitt, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    I must be the only person in Waynesboro who uses the lights at the crosswalks, and waits for them to change. And when I was in Harrisonburg the other week, I saw JMU kids jogging who crossed in front of traffic without slowing down.....

    Some people don't even use the cross walk lines.....



    Scott
     
  2. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    What I love are the croswaks that give you 1.3 seconds of green "Walk" signal before changing back to "Don't Walk"!
     

  3. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    I have to sprint across Broad Street. Five lanes and it starts blinking in maybe ten seconds.
     
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    DanaT Pharaoh

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    They are not optional in any country that speaks german. They are optional in any country that speaks speaks english, french, spanish or italian.

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  5. Paul53

    Paul53 Installing SKYNET daily.

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    The only place I've seen them timed realistically is around the campus of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. They also have an audible "cuckoo" sound since they have blind students who have to cross the 5 lane University Ave.

    I believe the cuckoo sound was chosen because the state bird (roadrunner) is a member of the cuckoo family, but that's just a guess.