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Traffic lights, corner of Market and Kent Streets
The first traffic lights installed in Sydney. Vehicle-actuated, the two phase system was put into operation at 11am on Friday 13 October 1933. Explanations of the lights and signals were published widely, but many drivers virtually ignored them at the time. In 1935 it was decided to introduce further signals at various points in the city and some arterial roads.