5 Things You Think Work, But Actually Don’t

I always wondered about that elevator close button and the walk signal button at the crosswalk…

“The close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in most elevators built in the United States since the Americans with Disabilities Act,” explains McRaney. “The button is there for workers and emergency personnel to use, and it only works with a key.”Sure, they could put a sign on the panel explaining the situation to elevator riders, but as McRaney points out, it’s hard to justify the time and money it would take. And besides, we’d probably keep pressing it anyway, convinced that this time it will work.

via 5 Things You Think Work, But Actually Don’t | Mainstreet

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