traffic lights facts and history for kids – mocomi kids

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  1. 1. Facts abouour lives. Trafc jams are infuriating!So is stopping at a trafc signal,isn't it?What if you never had to stop?Well,wish granted!Let us get rid of those trafc lights for one day and see what happens! For starters,no one would know when to stop and when not to,increasing the number of accidents. Q3 0 Some things are so uidly embedded in our daily system that .we forget how important they can be for smooth operation ofTalking about trafc jams is just an understatement,we'll have a never ending gridlock! Late comers tend to increase in number,and mind you,it will not because you got up late for school! It would be more difcult for kids to cross the roads because zebra crossing would practically become non-functional without trafc lights. Such a madness at road is not only annoying,but can be dangerous too!The concept of trafc lights is important for roads safety.The introduction of trafc lights has made our life simpler in terms of commuting. Let us now see the milestones in the traffic light inventionOn 9 December 1868, rst non- electric,gas lit trafc lights vi/ ere installed in London outside the house of parliament to control the trafc.It was declared unsafe and hence,discontinued. First trafc signal installed was in Cleveland,Ohio on August 5, 1914. Its been 100 years since the rst trafc signal was installed.To respect this great invention,we must follow the trafc rules and we should be aware what the colors of trafc lights mean and follow them accordingly. Let us refresh our memories with what these traffic signal lights define: Red means StopRed is a universal sign of danger.Plus this color is visible even in harsh conditions like fog,rain or in smoke.Yellow indicates to WaitYellow is a color that denes caution,plus it is made by the super position of red and green,hence,an obvious choice!It is specically chosen because it is considered as a calm color.Moreover;this color is easily distinguished from the other two colors and can be seen easily. Visit mocomicom for more cool stuff! Copyiigl1t2O15 lvlocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt.Ltd.All Rights Reserved