A proposed new traffic light for the color blind. What do you think?

June 18th, 2010 by

I came across this blog post today from AutoBlog and it raised some questions in my mind. I wanted to see what you all thought about this. I am not color blind but I do have friends that are. As far as I know they have never had any issues with the traffic lights. 

The Uni-Signal is aimed at helping those who are red-green colorblind to have an easier time with traffic signals. Instead of using circles for all three lights, the red light gets a triangle, the yellow light remains circular, while the green light goes square. There’s no mention of the colors of the lights being changed, but the shape identification could make for quicker comprehension among those who have a hard time with such things. – AutoBlog

I think the thing that really stands out for me is the shapes. The triangle which looks like an arrow going forward and makes me think of driving. The green light is a square which makes me think of stopping. I wonder if they would consider flipping those around to make it a little easier. What do you all think? Any opinions? 

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