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The 'Secret' Button


WhiteTruckMan

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Did anyone know about the Secret Button that is apparently to be found in our streets?

Certainly I had no idea. Never heard of it, in fact. But it does make some kind of sense, and I'm going to look out for it in the future.

WTM

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Brumas

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Batch perhaps because they, or their partner with them, are no longer fleet of foot and require time and a safe window of opportunity to cross. Fran and I fit that category, whilst I could run if oncoming traffic threatened our safety, my dear wife, unfortunately can not!

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Batch

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Brumas, the point is that in normal traffic circumstances the lights would to change anyhow (including to allow pedestrians to cross in the normal time). So pushing the button doesn't do anything (other than give one a [false] sense of control).

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bumpkin

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Batch,"in normal traffic circumstances the lights would to change anyhow"

That may be so in the case of a junction but for a normal crossing the lights will not go to red unless the button is pressed, it would be pointless otherwise.

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morddwyd

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This is also the case on busy junctions.

Turning traffic will always be a threat unless all traffic is periodically stopped to allow pedestrians to cross.

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