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Thursday, July 06, 2006
  Traffic Lights in the Sky

Here are some traffic lights in the sky. I like the way American signs command one to "yield". In the UK, where I am an immigrant from, they write "give way" instead. Give way sounds a bit like give up, whereas yielding is more active. Does that tell us anything about the American psyche? Your guess is as good as mine.
Funny you posted a traffic light. I have a very bad memory of those in the US for, as a European, we're used to stop right before traffic lights not before the crossing.

So that the first a european drives in the US, he usually stops right in the middle of the crossing, right where cars are supposed to run...
I liked the fact you could turn right on red as long as there was no traffic coming...worked for me!
that last comment was by me and not Grant--its because I signed in as him this morning to post his photos while he's away that it came up as him!!!
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