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Old 10-28-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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No they don't... Guess you haven't traveled much. Been to Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin?

Not all signals are horizontal in Mexico either.
Just searched for Lubbock and zoomed in, first cross street I found.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lubbo...&cbp=12,0,,0,0

I guess we feel like Canada also.

https://maps.google.ca/?ll=45.429666...,0,-16.43&z=19
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Just searched for Lubbock and zoomed in, first cross street I found.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lubbo...&cbp=12,0,,0,0

I guess we feel like Canada also.

https://maps.google.ca/?ll=45.429666...,0,-16.43&z=19



Yep, my old neighborhood has changed except the horizontal lights: http://goo.gl/maps/BzoHd

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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My wife and I were in Lubbock about 2 weeks ago and found the horizontal lights. They sure take a bit of gettin' used to.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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Another reason New Mexico feels like Mexico is because it also has horizontal traffic lights. The rest of the US uses vertical traffic lights and after seeing photos of traffic signals in Mexico (MANY down there are horizontally mounted), I figured New Mexico traffic lights are like elswhere in Mexico.

Where did you get the idea that the "rest of the US uses vertical traffic lights..?"

Midland, TX also has horizontal lights....along with a ton of other places.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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This is the first time I've been on CD in a while. Seriously, traffic lights make us like Mexico? I needed a good laugh this a.m.

How foolish to judge a place based on its traffic lights and street signs. Must lead a very dull life.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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I am aware other parts of the US also use horizontal traffic lights. I do know Texas uses them (I remember seeing them around San Antonio when I visited the city in 2001), as does southern Florida, Wisconsin (now they switched to the vertical design), Nebraska (except Omaha), along with some cities in New Jersey

While there are other parts of the US outside New Mexico that use horizontal stoplights, most states use the vertical design almost exclusively.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Ah. Right. How could we confuse 'The rest of the US uses vertical traffic lights' as most. Or some. Or maybe all. Or maybe not. Got it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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As long as the lights are the same..red, green and yellow; why would it matter which way they hang. Geesh!
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Desert Wasteland
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A few days ago, some idiotic kid decided to shoot up his school down in Roswell.. New Mexico now has 3 of these incidents, and I think the new one was the first in more than a decade.

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default NM Heroes

A couple of NM cops made national news by saving some folks trapped in a burning car. That takes real courage. Good for them.
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