DRESDEN, GERMANY – There is this one traffic light in this corner of the world that’s been lit up red since 1987 and will remain red for the foreseeable future due to regulation.
The forever-red light sits at the junction of four streets and stops motorists from crossing the intersection and moving from Ziegelstrasse forward on Gerokstrasse which allows motorists to turn right after stopping, but any motorists hoping to go straight on to Gerokstrasse will almost definitely run out of fuel before they get a green light.
The light isn’t faulty, however. In fact, the city council designed the light always to be red.
The annual costs of maintaining and repairing the light now amount to around €5,500 (nearly $6,200). This means that, since it was installed in 1987, the light has cost the city of Dresden some €150,000 ($169,000).
According to the administration of Dresden, stop signs do not correspond to traffic light systems and do not fulfil the same set of regulations.
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