A red stop sign made of metal is an octagon in all the states I’ve ever driven in. Has it always been red and white? If you are interested in historical trivia, check out this link.
Stoplights have a fairly consistent pattern with red at the top, then yellow and green at the bottom. Even colorblind folks can figure out the brightness of a light from the expected placement on the bar.
But this week I’ve been puzzled by a five light traffic sign. It looks like this
If I need to make a left turn, I may be waiting awhile.
Can you predict what is in the other three light spots?
Is this a format familiar to you?
What does your basic left turn light look like?
Are you predicting with a high degree of certainty? What is your response when something fairly common in your life changes?
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One more piece of evidence.
What goes in the remaining two lights in the left column?