[News Script: Dallas jaywalkers get green light] Part: 3 of 4
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MAN AND COP
Two interested spectators at the beginning of the
new system are City Traffic Engineer W. H.
Carsten and Deputy Chief of Police Charles
LONG, SIGNAL "WAIT"
Traffic moves through the intersection 36 seconds
before the pedestrian gets the "walk" signal.
Nine seconds " later the "wait" signal comes
back on but its another nine seconds before auto
traffic moves again. That gives the pedestrian
18 seconds to scoot across.
LONG, PEOPLE WALK INTERSECT ION
As these films show, Dallasites today weren't
taking to the new jaywalking system, probably
because most of them weren't aware that the
system was in effect and probably because they
were too busy to a read the signs.
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Dallas jaywalkers get green light], item, October 19, 1954; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770959/m1/3/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.