The first stop sign was used in this Michigan town
The good old stop. A way to drive traffic, without having to have someone on every corner to direct traffic.
While you might not like them all, especially when you’re late for work, the first stop sign was originally tested here in Michigan.
This Michigan town was the first to see a stop sign
Not all stop signs looked like a red octagon. They have undergone multiple color and shape changes over the past few years.
It figures Michigan was the first state to use a stop sign, given that we were once known for the auto industry.
The city of Detroit was one of the first to see a stop sign in the country.
A Michigan police sergeant was the first to create a stop sign
Michigan’s first stop sign was created by a Detroit-area police sergeant in 1915 while working at a busy intersection.
To make his job a little easier, the sergeant took a piece of plywood, gave the wood a distinct shape, and simply wrote the words “STOP” on it, hence the creation of the stop sign.
It wasn’t exactly a fancy stop sign, though. The sign was on a white background with black letters. So at night it wouldn’t have been much help.
Later that year, Clevland installed its first-ever electric traffic light, however, the city of Detroit is the first city in America to be properly credited with installing a proper stop sign.
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