Category Archives: Who Invented the electric traffic light?

People Who Have Contributed to Society……

So our next unsung hero….who contributed greatly to society is non other than……William Potts……he created the first electric three lens traffic light in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Potts was a polic e officer and within a year of his creation he created an automatic traffic signal……Mr. Potts…never received very much credit for his invention but he didn’t care…he contributed much to our society…….can you imagine what life would have been like if there were no traffic signals….its already bad as it is when you drive with controlled intersections….it would be absolutely hell..with no traffic signals…..people wouldn’t even risk it…or the cars would be all made to look like battering rams to prevent horrendous accidents from occurring…….well read more about Mr. Potts…..Click the link…Thank you and have a wonderful day…own the moment…as Eric Thomas would say……….