Here's why stop signs are red
from Jalopnik (commentary)
From Oct. 17:
I know what you're thinking. What is this dummy trying to accomplish here? Of course, I know about stop signs. But maybe — maybe! — you didn't know this: stop signs weren't always red. We've talked about other red things before, and there's a reason we ended up with red octagons telling you to STOP. I swear it's interesting. Here's why stop signs are red. In the early 20th century, driving was a discombobulating mess. Streetcars shared the road with horses, cars, people. A form of traffic control was needed.
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