Posts tagged ‘traffic lights’

April 24, 2016

Coming Soon to a . . .

by duncanr

smartphones stupid people. . . street near you

it’s only a matter of time folks, but what a sad reflection on modern life that such a health & safety measure – installing traffic lights on the pavement – is deemed necessary because so many of us are so addicted to our smartphones and social media that traffic lights at normal height are not in our line of vision

full story (in english) here

August 17, 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel

by duncanr

Chiltern Railways plans to create a second Oxford to London Rail link, via Bicester. The proposed new line would run through a tunnel under the Wolvercote roundabout on the A40.

Problem is, bats use the tunnel as a place to roost and as a shortcut when they’re moving around the countryside.

The solution?

Install a set of traffic lights at the entrance of the tunnels to warn the bats of approaching trains thereby giving them time to evacuate the tunnel before the trains pass through

Source –

[P.S. I thought bats were ‘blind’ ???]

April 16, 2011

Green Light for Sex

by duncanr

Tsk, tsk – some naughty hackers have altered the software that governs the traffic light system in Nimwegen, Holland so that when the lights turn green, the image shows a couple making love.

According to police, “People kept pressing the button to see the couple having sex” and this resulted in a number of accidents as cars were forced to brake suddenly

Source –

January 15, 2011

Traffic Light Fail

by duncanr

I hate getting stuck at traffic lights, especially when I’m in a hurry (i.e., late)

But can you imagine the chaos on the roads – especially with the volume of traffic nowadays – if we didn’t have traffic lights?

It would be, well . . . like driving in Johannesburg !!!

Seems the high tech traffic lights there are fitted with GPS locators and simm cards so if . . .

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July 31, 2010

Stop-Go Chase

by duncanr

A woman in Ohio was clocked driving at 78mph in a 55mph zone.

When a police officer tried to pull her over, she sped off

In the high speed chase that followed, the officer had no problem keeping up with her – she kept stopping every time she hit a red light.

{there is no word as to whether or not she was a blonde]

Source . . .

P.S. for good measure, she was tasered for resisting arrest when she was finally stopped