Check out this traffic light – it has stayed red for the past 28 years!
Can you imagine living in a world, in which the traffic lights would glow in one color only? Can you imagine living in a world, in which they would glow only in red? Well, this particular traffic light in
Germany has been glowing only in red for the past 28 years!
Located on one crossroad intersection in Dresden, Germany, the traffic light has been blasting the color red for nearly 30 decades – only the color red! The light has been navigating drivers passing through the intersection and heading towards one of the four options the crossroad is allowing. But why does it show only the red light?
Well, it gets even stranger than it already sounds. The traffic light’s constant red color isn’t due to some sort of malfunction that has been going on for a total of 28 years. As it turns out, the traffic lamp was intended to glow only in red from the very beginning. A spokesman for the city council of Dresden addressed the matter and stated that the initial intention of the city’s officials was to put a constant red light on that specific crossroad from the very beginning. The spokesperson stated that drivers are obliged to stop and pay attention to the traffic before they either choose to turn or keep going straight ahead – they can actually do both regardless of the fact that there’s always a red light. According to the city’s officials, people weren’t stopping and paying attention to the other drivers before the light was placed on the crossroad. So, instead of placing just a simple stop sign, the council decided to put a non-stop red traffic light on it.