Belisha Beacons And Zebra Crossings

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A policeman in Cardiff, capital of Wales, leads children across the street in the 1930s. By 1934, road deaths exceeded 7000 per year, so the transport minister, Leslie Hore-Belisha, introduced the striped pole topped with an orange globe.

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I can’t say as I’ve ever heard of or seen a Belisha beacon (aka a pelican beacon), which began marking pedestrian crossings of roads, later painted in black and white stripes, and known as zebra crossings. Yes, like the one on Abbey Road!

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11 comments

  1. Well that is something I did not know. If all of those poles were in front of such huge advertisements it was a wonder anyone noticed them. I supposed old Leslie did light them up.

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