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Many crosswalk buttons don't work

Many buttons we use every day actually have no effect — but there's a psychological reason as to why they are still helpful. 

Many crosswalk buttons don't work

Many crosswalk buttons around the world do not work and are deactivated. In New York, only 9% of the crosswalk buttons actually work.

With increased traffic, this has become a problem around the world. 

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Most cities around the world have switched to automatic pre-timed signal systems. 

So why are the buttons still around? It is partly to provide users with the illusion of control and it will decrease stress?

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