Google Doodle marks the 101st anniversary of 1st electronic traffic signal system

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Bengaluru, Aug 5: Google Doodle on Wednesday, Aug 5, celebrated the first electric traffic signal with special animated G-O-O-G-L-E text depicted on the vehicles on the streets.

Traffic is a word which stresses all citizens, especially if they are stuck in it. Electric traffic signal that was installed at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio, way back in 1914, then aimed to solved all traffic related problems.

Google Doodle

During past era, there would be more than two traffic officials who used to direct the flow of traffic and horse drawn in the middle of the road.

The first traffic light was developed in 1912 by Lester Wire, a policeman in Salt Lake City, Utah, who also used red-green lights.

It consisted of four pairs of red and green lights that served as a stop-go indicator and each of them were mounted on a corner post. It was wired to a manually operated switch inside a control booth from where the system was configured so that conflicting signals were impossible.

Today, while clicking on Google, it will directly take you to the history of the first traffic signal and when was the first traffic light installed.

In past, it was not that people had not tried to find some alternative option to regulate traffic. Although gas-lit traffic signal were also introduced to get rid of the problems in the 19th century in the UK, which were later found ineffective, especially since they were known to explode simultaneously.

Google paid its tribute to this historic day by displaying black and white doodle with the red-green lights of the traffic signal, which remains the center of attraction for all netizens today.

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