How big traffic lights actually are

How big traffic lights actually are

There must be different sizes.

The light is clearly telling the guy to stop, he should probably set it down.

Absolutely. Compare those on REALLY big inner city roads and highways with those in your small town neighbourhood. The greater the distance the bigger the traffic lights

He's barefoot because he doesn't have any shoes on.

Nebraska? Got hit last night pretty hard



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here's a banana for scale

here's a banana for scale

I've known this since I was a little kid

I've known this since

Yes, alot of stuff came crashing down last night

Why is he barefooted? Is it because he's in the red light district?

Two of the most common sizes are 12" lights and 8" lights. I work on traffic lights for a living.

Now THIS is a bot I can get enthused about!

edit: You've been around nine months? You do NOT post enough. heh

Our traffic lights have battery backups incase of power outages to keep the lights flashing to inform drivers to drive carefully because the signals aren't fully functioning. A storm broke this light off, but the backup was still running it.

This guy socks.

No, no I could not say that.

He clearly should set it down before he drops that giant thing on his bare feet.

HOW BIG IS (WAS) MISTER ROGERS THEN?

Wait... How is it on if it's detached?

You missed a perfect opportunity to say "You do not post alot *"

Could you say the work is pretty...stop and go?

Yeah it's all right. Signals are just part of my job but it's pretty interesting.

No not true. I'm a traffic engineer. They are all that size if they have been updated within the last 15 years. The older models are only slightly smaller.

Nice career

Wow, were done here, care closed, shut reddit off for the night

This person is very small.

My irrational fear of those things falling on me as I drive underneath doesn't seem so unwarranted..



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Yes, there are different sizes but generally speaking they are bigger than expected.

My friend works at a traffic light factory. I was giving him a ride to work one day and didn't think I could make it through the yellow so I stopped at the intersection. He looks over at me and says "Dude, I coulda made that light."

-Matt Farley

Awesome! That actually makes a lot of sense, now that that other dude thought about it.

I am the one who socks!

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I would never lift anything that heavy over my bare feet.

Source.

Check it out. You’ll understand alot better once you do.

It sounds like someone's career took a left turn.

Fuvk you, just fuvk you; i would have never thought of that before and now it's all i will think about when driveing through an intersection.

TIL that traffic lights aren't that heavy

Yea

So hey, while we're on the subject.... That's a word that's changing right there. It bugs me - but it's changing whether I like it or not.

Just so you know, the word you meant was "yeah". The word "yea" rhymes with "yay" and is archaic.

I'm not telling you to change anything - as much as this always bothers the complete crap out of me, because autocorrect is a thing now and "yea" is a word, people are mis-learning "yeah" as "yea" and in another few short years, it will surely be considered a correct alternate spelling, and in a couple of decades, "yeah" will be the archaic spelling of the word.

I'm no longer fighting against this happening, but I want you and others to be aware of the language evolution taking place that you are participating and helping to make happen. :)

ROOOOXAANNE

OR op is really strong

/sub/biggerthanyouthought

light weight

Heh

I wouldn't worry. They're attached to the pole by maybe one or two bolts, screwed in by city workers. Those city workers aren't paid too much, and maybe they don't have any higher education, but they install traffic lights all the time, and I'm sure they screw in those bolts perfect each and every time. Pretty neat when you think about it. Thousands of traffic lights everywhere, and each and every one of them has been installed perfectly by some ordinary guy, who like anybody can become momentarily distracted and not quite turn the bolt tight enough or make some simple mistake.

I mean, one of those giant things comes through your windshield with no warning, that's going to crush your skull. Maybe crush it like a paper bag being popped. Paint the inside of your car red. Or maybe you'll get lucky and it'll just dent your skull enough that you have brain damage and live in a home for the rest of your life, long after your parents have passed away, with nobody to care for you, abused by the orderlies, no way to communicate, no way to escape. Could turn out either way, I suppose.

But don't worry, you can be sure those workers took plenty of care in each and every one of those lights. Because they have to get them all right, every time.



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Alot

I'm certain it's either 8 or 12.

You missed his signal

This is clearly photoshopped

If you look closely there's a white graphic over the guy's face

Gives a new meaning to foot traffic doesnt it?

It worked. Well done. But we should troll these bots alot more.

Oh no that guy again

Yep, everything's 12" indications nowadays

I agree that he is not an orc.

whats a fuvk?

The thing is is that most of these are all plastic. They're actually pretty light weight

His mom's got an account and he doesn't wanna get caught doing a swear.

Woah, you guys have horizontal traffic lights? I never knew that.



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Fix it..

One of those almost killed my mom when she was pregnant with me. She was crossing the street when it fell down. My dad pulled her out of the way and it smashed behind her. Those things are frighteningly large.

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"Staaaaaahhhhhhp"

Can confirm the storm blowing it off, I think I actually saw you take this picture! Was this storm in the Omaha area???



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Fuvkfefe

They are 12" indications

Username checks out

Surely he'd be a midget?

Am Texan, vertical stoplights are weird.

Or he's struggling immensely.

Really interesting. This is the kind of post I would write out then hit cancel, because fuck 'em I guess. they'd downvote me anyway. So good on you.

Is that a red light area?

EDIT: Found it!

Actually, if I remember correctly, he wast teaching kids how to make a snack by wrapping a piece of American cheese around a peeled banana. I recall it being okay. Nothing I'd want to eat now. Unless really drunk.

Jeez

So hey, while we're on the subject.... nah, just kidding you. lol

Personally, not that my approval matters for much, "ya" is fine - it's just informal. But "yea" is different. The only reason it's become a thing is because of autocorrect. Since it's a valid word, people trying for "yeah" have seen it pop up as a suggestion and take it. heh.

I'm glad you're not one of the ones like that - it amuses me that it slipped through. hehe. But I understand. I've found myself making grammatical errors that are on my pet peeve list only because they're in my mind from when people got them wrong! hehe

You don't have to put on the red light

Will you do an AMA your job sounds rad

It's hard to imagine /u/dick-nipples was ever a little kid.

Not really.

Here in the UK (which is where I think this picture is from) all fixed traffic lights are a standard size. If it is a large junction then it will have more of them to increase their visibility but they will still be the same type.

If it is a really big/busy junction then chances are it has a roundabout and only the largest of those will have lights on them (and, again, they'll be the same size).

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Love this. At the time of my posting your shitty pun is -1 but a same tier shitty pun which is way more overused that you replied to has 28 upvotes.

I found out about it very recently from a gaming sub I frequent

This made my freaking night. Jesus christ.

Alot

https://www.reference.com/science/dimensions-traffic-light-d4875a603c8571c1

Hey yeah! Nebraska here too. We lost power cause some of the lines got mangled to shit, tornado maybe, still don't have power though...

stop it.

Meanwhile, 30 seconds up the road, a terrible car accident has occurred

Nice

I recently attempted to attend the inaugural meeting of the Automated Loquation Operatives Trust, but got confused with the all lower-case only triumvirate who were having their meeting on the same day. Apparently it's a mistake that ALOT often make, but alot rarely make it at all.

They are almost all 1' tall lenses (so the 3 lense light in the picture would be about 3') with a few having 8" lenses.

I second this! I love amas on jobs we never even think about but are important to our everyday lives!

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Washington State - I... I don't think I've ever seen a horizontal traffic light anywhere here, and I travel around the state quite a bit.

I actually had to google it to make sure you weren't fucking with all of us.

This is actually from papillion NE. We just had tornados and high winds Friday and lots of damage

Yep! My first brush with death and I wasn't even aware.

Fuck off with your commie propaganda

This is the best damn blog I've ever seen in my entire life.

Speaking of, I once had sex with Eartha Kitt in an airplane bathroom.

Bathroom?

Because hes actually a hobbit.

Yep, same storm.

this upsets me

I'm from Texas and I've never realized that till I googled it just now

I too was once a small child

NO

IIRC they are often horizontal in states with hurricanes so they can withstand winds better and not become flying debris missiles.

NSFW

You can tell because of the way that he is

So it almost killed both of you then. Yikes!

Sparky from Australia here, you can get 300mm lanterns and 200mm lanterns.

Source: I fix the cunts.

Nah. The difference is that hurricane prone states use wires on cement pilings piled into the ground similar to bridges so you don't have the huge mast poles as flying objects. The orientation of the light really makes no difference as it's a lower risk versus the poles.

Completely false, and absolute bullshit. They are all either 12" or 8".

Who the fuck upvotes this?

Ahhh this makes a lot more sense now. :^ )

What?! It came up naturally!