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View Poll Results: Are Your Stoplights Sideways?
Nope, they stand straight. 27 61.36%
Yes, they sit sideways. 3 6.82%
Both in some places. 14 31.82%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Here in South Dakota they're right side up, but I've noticed that several other states have them sideways or both ways. What does your state do?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:28 PM
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Here in South Dakota they're right side up, but I've noticed that several other states have them sideways or both ways. What does your state do?

In other words, vertical (up-down) vs horizontal (across) traffic signal mountings. In SD, yours happen to be vertical, Danny. Texas actually has both, but most cities and towns there tend to use horizontally-mounted signals as their primary design. The notable exception in Texas is Fort Worth. They have preferred an exclusive vertical design in their city. Places such as Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Dallas, and Beaumont were exclusively vertical before switching their signal structure to horizontal in recent years. In San Antonio, they use both styles but are leaning back to more of a vertical design. In the other locations in Texas, it's exclusively horizontal. Houston's done it ever since the beginning.


By the way, here's a cool link for you. www.trafficsignals.net

Go to the link and find 'signal pictures', then click.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Thanks for the link! I was gonna use the words vertical and horizontal but I figured most people wouldn't remember which was which so I "dumbed it down" a little!
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:07 AM
 
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We have one traffic signal, and it's vertical.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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In New Mexico it seems like all the traffic lights are horizontal. But everywhere else I've been they're vertical.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Ours are in 3-D.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Our lights in Scranton are all vertical. I guess we're vanilla in yet another category.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sideways stoplights are a PITA for those who are red-green colorblind.
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