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Friday, March 13, 2015

The dancing traffic light

Waiting for traffic lights sometimes boring. Moreover, when you are at many intersections, of course, a red light is on for longer. Boredom in waiting for the green light to make the most pedestrian become impatient and running while the red light is on. Therefore, it is not rare to see a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle while they ran a red light.
Smart's dancing traffic light in Lisbon, Portugal was claimed to reduced the accident number upon the pedestrian. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1EETCEx)
To get around this, Smart, a German car manufacturer creating a unique innovation in one of the streets in Lisbon, Portugal. They make special traffic lights that can be danced for the pedestrians who want to cross the road. As reported by the TechGenMag on Thursday, February 26, 2015, the pedestrian red light is created in order to reduce the number of accidents and to overcome boredom. Curious? Check out the video below;
A video shows the moment of pedestrians were waiting to cross the road. The show began  when the red light turned on and start to dance. This makes pedestrians entertained. Moreover, after this unique traffic light is applied, the number of accidents reported decreased. Pedestrians were stopped and waiting for a red light was increased by as much as 81% of normal. (Jump to the traffic lights history). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TECHGENMAG]
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