March 23, 1956

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Are you aware of the fact that by pressing a button you can cross Watford High Street at the junction of Clarendon Road in safety?

At Friday’s meeting of Watford Road Safety Committee it was suggested that many people, unaware of this facility, spent their time waiting to “dodge across between lights”.

The effect of pressing the button is to halt traffic in all directions and illuminate a “cross now” sign attached to the same posts as the traffic lights.

[From the Watford Observer of March 23, 1956]

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