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    I am surprised that our local hawk-eyed critics who can spot a 2 pesos price difference from a block away...
    and drive 10 miles to shave .001 off the exchange rate
    haven't brought this up yet --------

    as you leave Super Pola....there is a new traffic light.

    Be aware that it is mounted upside down.... a la layer cake - upside down cake

    the red is on the bottom - green on top
    yellow is still in the middle....

    saw it this morning

    anybody post this before??
    or do you all just cock your head and drive on !!??

    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I am surprised that our local hawk-eyed critics who can spot a 2 pesos price difference from a block away...
    and drive 10 miles to shave .001 off the exchange rate
    haven't brought this up yet --------

    as you leave Super Pola....there is a new traffic light.

    Be aware that it is mounted upside down.... a la layer cake - upside down cake

    the red is on the bottom - green on top
    yellow is still in the middle....

    saw it this morning

    anybody post this before??
    or do you all just cock your head and drive on !!??

    hahaha
    You are the first to mention this. The railroad industry puts the red on the bottom. My fear is that someone will ignore the color and focus on the light position.

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    Most people here ignore the light no matter where the position or what the color is anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I am surprised that our local hawk-eyed critics who can spot a 2 pesos price difference from a block away...
    and drive 10 miles to shave .001 off the exchange rate
    haven't brought this up yet --------

    as you leave Super Pola....there is a new traffic light.

    Be aware that it is mounted upside down.... a la layer cake - upside down cake

    the red is on the bottom - green on top
    yellow is still in the middle....

    saw it this morning

    anybody post this before??
    or do you all just cock your head and drive on !!??

    hahaha
    Never watch traffic lights in this country! Use only your gut feeling only!

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    THey tried that -- no control - self serve- at the Super Pola corner

    Failed test......
    The light is a welcome addition....albeit, cockeyed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Taylor View Post
    You are the first to mention this. The railroad industry puts the red on the bottom. My fear is that someone will ignore the color and focus on the light position.
    most people think those lights are only for Christmas ...no need to pay attention

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    Thank God for that light, but they still have accidents almost daily there

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    I am told that - originally, early 1900's - upside down was the norm....

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    There are horizontal traffic lights. Not sure if red is on the right or left(?). I don't see what difference it makes where it is(?). Red means "stop" and "green means "go" and, down here, yellow means "go faster".

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    left---

    I understood the colors....

    Just pointing out that you need to a bit flexible for life here....

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