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Puffin Silly

by | 8th, February 2005

‘FROM an early age we learn that green means go and red means stop.

”And we call that colour red”

It is a simple correlation that has stood many people driving cars and crossing roads in good stead for years.

But the people of Norwich are, as the Telegraph reports, finding this routine a little too complicated.

The cause of the problem is the city’s new ”puffin” crossings or ”pedestrian user friendly intelligent crossings”, to give them their full title.

They work pretty much in the usual way: you press the ”button”, wait until the little man changes to green and then, putting one ”foot” in front of the other and taking care to aim at other side of the ”road”, start to ”walk”.

But there is one difference between these new crossings and the old, and it has prompted Norfolk county council to issue would-be road crossers with instructions and

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