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I never knew that!

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I never knew that!

The secret button at pedestrian crossings
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What is it?
It's a small, unassuming plastic or metal cone which you can find on the underside of pedestrian crossings.

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Re: I never knew that!

I found that out a few years back when I bumped into a neighbor waiting at a crossing.
His eyesight is really bad and I asked him how he managed. It was then he pointed out the cone to me.
I have to say, that probably like most people, I'd never noticed it until then.
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So is that why we often refer to them as 'Pelicone crossings'?!!!  Cheesy
Sorry.  Undecided
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I never knew that. Thanks Mav Smiley
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Me neither! Its always fascinating to find out about these unknown things that someone has sat down and thought about.. always makes me wonder what else is out there thats been invented that most of us don't know about!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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It's a pity they are not mandatory Sad They should be fitted to all crossings.
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Great idea.
But in the article... Hugh Huddy is blind and works for visual impairment charities' umbrella group Vision 2020. He says he is always pleased to see a cone on a crossing
See??  someone has a sense of humour then!  Cool
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He could be partially sighted but officially classified as blind.
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I've been groping at these for years!  I've no idea when I discovered them tbh.