Here are some 1958 Leica taken pictures from my fathers negative-collection: One of the most frequented intersections in Vienna, where two main streets and two tramway-lines meets. As my father told me, they had no traffic lights or other traffic regulation there at that time. People had survived the hard times and most of them could afford a own car in the 1950`s, which leads directly into traffic jam. The crossing had been rebuilt, light signals and a red-light radar installation had been added. The traffic jam is still the same, but today you have to pay the penalty if you got stuck in the middle of the crossing and the light turns red …
Those drivers must have had good manners, just to keep the traffic moving. With trams! I wonder if Dorfinger Möbel is still around - maybe business was not good since they had to use an older truck.
I get nostalgia just by looking at those cars: Opel, Mercedes, VW but also Simca, Peugeot, Fiat, a small Renault...I was just learning to identify cars when these photos were taken, and have ridden in a few of those models!
Your father had an excellent observation point - it seems these pictures were taken in a warm day?