Does that crosswalk signal seem to take forev4r to change? Are you guilty of button mashing, thinking this will alert the traffic signals to the life-or-death situation you are facing that requires you across the road this instant? If so, there is a hack for most signals that can give you instant gratification - and the white hand of safe passage.

The most popular hack, which works on most models, is the "Instant Walk." Three short clicks, followed by two long, one short, two long, and three short; turn any crosswalk signal from "don't walk" to "walk" with a matching change in the traffic signals.

Please note that this works on most, not all, traffic lights so don't cry should you happen to live in an area where the lights do not recognize this particular hack. Remember, hacking is a survival skill and its fun!