If you have ever wondered if a stop sign means STOP

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If you have ever wondered if a stop sign means STOP
The Australians have come up with an idea to reduce the ambiguity. Australian Stop Sign.
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Does it really create that big pool of water in exactly the emergency braking zone?
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It works and is necessary. Was living n Melbourne when a low loader with a large mobile crane on its trailer took out the first 100' of the Burnley tunnel under the city Danny
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How about a height sensor connected to traffic lights? Jonathan
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Quoting Jonathan Kay: How about a height sensor connected to traffic lights? Jonathan I guess they introduced this as it is more difficult to miss than a red traffic light.
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Well in the clip the drivers ignored huge flashing stop signs so a traffic light would be like p*ssing in the wind. I think they work brilliantly & it is easy enough to install an interceptor to take the water away Guy
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Do they ignore all traffic lights? What I was thinking about was breaking the psychological association with vehicle height or traffic status and just having something that looks like an ordinary traffic light. When they had stopped at that you could then use displays to tell them what had happened. Jonathan
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I have seen this stop sign in action at the Sydney Harbour Tunnel in Australia. Last Christmas driving my parent's car into the city, I was following a semi-trailer and was thinking he looked too high for the tunnel. Next moment, the water curtain comes on, sirens blare and lights flash. All drivers got one hell of a shock - everyone slammed on the brakes. Nice $500 fine for the truck driver. \" class=\"smiley\" /> A policeman who is a family friend mentioned that it has gone off over 10 times in a single day at the tunnel. Lots of dopey truck drivers out there. \" class=\"smiley\" />

Mike