Mark IV, don’t think I didn’t notice you crashing the Durasig party
Naughty Mark IV
Speaking of things that are intended to be accessible for colorblind people: traffic signals!
Ever wonder why the “green light” is really more of a green-blue? It’s to make it easier for red-green colorblind people to distinguish it from the red light. After all, being able to tell the differences is kinda important. :P
There’s also the fact that the positions are fixed (though this wasn’t always the case), but of course that’s less helpful at night when pretty much all you can see is the one that’s lit.
You needed to know this.
Been a while since I’ve posted any roadgeek photos on my blog.
Here’s a few shots I snapped yesterday of the US 23/I-270 interchange reconstruction near Worthington, Ohio.
For some reason the abundance of covered-up out-of-service traffic signals amuses me.
Now you can join me in sitting here watching my traffic light change!
Yeah, I’ve posted this before, but since I was talking about it just now it seemed like a good time to post it again.
For those who care about the details, its an all-12” Eagle Mark IV with General Electric LED lighting, hooked up to a sequencer from TS Controls. Not exactly the most impressive traffic signal collection, but it’s what I’ve got.
Someday when I have a bigger space to display my traffic sign and traffic signal collection, I’m going to have a sign custom-made that says:
…and see how many people notice.
I took some photos of my traffic signs and license plates with my phone’s camera flash on, to make them appear as they would in a vehicle’s headlights.
A short video of the traffic signal in action.
I violated my own royal decree, but hey, who’s the princess here?