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Old 05-24-2017, 02:36 PM
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When I first moved to Wisconsin, the horizontal lights bothered me. I've now been here nearly 5 years and don't even notice them anymore. The intersections in Madison, have a combination of horizontal (over the road) and vertical (median and side of the road) traffic lights.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:33 AM
Location: Greenfield, Pittsburgh
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Originally Posted by GraniteStater View Post
Yellow plate stoplights seem to be disappearing for whatever reason, being replaced by black on black plate stoplights in my area. I have stated before that yellow plated stoplights are more visible during low light and foggy conditions during daylight hours than black plated stoplights.
I grew up on the west coast and in Alaska, where black plates are the norm.

I then spent six years in Pennsylvania where yellow plates are frequent (maybe even universal).

I hated the yellow plates. Black is much easier to see against a bright sky. Itís also a greater contrast to the actual light balls themselves, so itís easier to see the light and what color it is.

As to the main point of this thread, I prefer vertically-mounted lights likely because itís what Iím used to, but I can handle horizontal onesóunless they do like New Mexico does and put the green left-turn arrow to the right of the red ball. Makes no sense. Iíve almost started going straight through an intersection multiple times this week because of that.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:35 AM
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I strongly prefer vertical, and all of them here are vertical except for some under overpasses
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