In an effort to encourage pedestrians to notice and adhere to the new pedestrian signals installed in Bakersfield, Calif., 1958, pedestrians who attempted to cross against the lights were sprayed in the eyes with a vinegar and water solution. This program was abandoned after just a few short weeks.
Imagine the lawsuits that would occur if this type of program were implemented today? Nice Econolite exposed tube neon ped though.
A group of concerned citizens (some apparently injured by the sprayings) are shown here protesting the ’squirting pedestrian signals’ and calling for regular traffic signals to replace them in Bakersfield, Calif 1958.