Traffic lights

Why do people crossing at traffic lights push the button half a dozen times in quick succession? Do they really think the lights will change any earlier? Has anybody ever in the history of the universe got across the street earlier by pressing the button multiple times? Perhaps they think the traffic light software will figure that lots of people are waiting to cross, and change sooner.

Do me a favour people. Push the button. Once. The little light next to it will go red to let you know you’ve pressed it correctly. And it won’t get any redder.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.