February 5th, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952 the first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City to help combat the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents. One year later after the number of pedestrian deaths dropped by 73%, the Mayor of New York had “Don’t Walk, Run” signs installed in Brooklyn and Harlem to try and combat the growing problem of muggings and street crime.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to February 5th, 1952

  1. Dr. John Smith says:

    And yet they still ignore my requests that they place “Don’t Blink” signs at all Weeping Angel crossings!

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