Interesting Fact - Road Safety

According to a YouGov poll, 29% of Brits don’t think the button at pedestrian crossings does anything useful.

(The fact is, according to the BBC, they are sometimes right. In New York, they are sometimes referred to as "placebo buttons", and in the UK, well - it depends. If you are at a standalone pedestrian crossing, unconnected to a junction, the button will turn a traffic light red. At some crossings, the button will work, but only between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. In the daytime, the button has no effect.

To be honest, I don't care, I'll still keep poking them.)