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Over here in Japan traffic lights are horizontal with red on the right. In areas with heavy snowfall they are vertical with red at the top.
Back in my country, they were also vertical.
I think some countries have horizontal ones with green on the right, like the US and Thailand IIRC. I hope there are no places with red at the bottom.

If there are international drivers licenses, surely there should be an international standard for traffic lights too? Things can get confusing if you travel frequently and are colorblind. Of course since we can't agree on which side of the road to drive on, it is not really surprising.

The ones in the US that hang overhead are good because it is hard to miss seeing them. I don't see what advantages horizontal ones have, maybe cost? (Cheaper to mount because they can be lower?)

The colored arrows are particularly treacherous. Here there are green arrows to indicate which directions you can go. Australia also had red arrows too to indicate which directions should stop. And yellow arrows for trams (or are there? I don't remember that well)

Personally I prefer roundabouts. There aren't any here, just millions of unsynchronized lights without sensors that make you stop every 100m even when there is no traffic on the cross roads. Maybe they want to teach us patience.

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