Narrative of City Highways and the History of Traffic Lights


Cities and traffic jams are a common phenomenon that occurs in almost all cities in various parts of the world from ancient times to the present. Various factors trigger the emergence of traffic jams, whether caused by the growth in the number of vehicles crossing roads in the city, problems with city governance, lack of driver awareness, and others. This paper discusses the history of the beginnings of traffic lights as a solution to traffic jams in cities and order on roads. This type of research is a literature review that uses data sourced from searching various related references through books, articles and other types of scientific work. The results of the research show that historically, the forerunner to the emergence of traffic lights in their manual form began in London, England in the 19th century. In its development, electric traffic lights were discovered in 1912 in the United States.


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AHMADIN, Mr.. Narrative of City Highways and the History of Traffic Lights. Jurnal Kajian Sosial dan Budaya: Tebar Science, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 128-131, nov. 2023. ISSN 2597-4114. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2024. doi:
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