During our travels together we have seen many things that are different to home. Some are pretty obvious and others are more subtle. One of the more subtle things I have noticed are the different styles of traffic signals that are used around the world. Below are some that I have seen.
This one would win the weirdest and most unique title. There are a few of these in downtown Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They are unusual as they are horizontal rather than vertical like every other one I have seen. I was once told that traffic signals were always vertical so you could still tell what colour the light was even if you were colour blind. I guess that person didn't know about these lights in PEI.
This is the style of traffic signal that is used around Australia. There is normally one set in the middle of the road and one on the left side. In some locations there is a 4 light set that has a green arrow at the bottom below the green light.
In most locations in America the traffic signals are overhead and there is one set for each lane. This comes in very handy for the people in the turn lanes.
In larger cities in America like NYC the lights are still hung overhead but there is not one for each lane.
I'm sure there are many more styles of traffic lights for me to discover in my future travels. Have you seen any unusual ones in your travels around the world?