Newsletter: Proper Signal Re-timing Can Reduce Red Lights (April 2017)

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Doesn’t it drive you crazy when you wait and finally get a green light, then drive 1,000 feet and get another red light? And then the next light you reach is also red? It just wasn’t your day or is it like that every day?

Stopping at red lights not only drives motorists crazy, it’s equally annoying to local government officials who wonder why their traffic signals are set up that way and don’t have an answer for their constituents who complain about it.

According to traffic engineering specialists, the usual cost-effective solution to improving traffic movement and street safety is simply adjusting the timing of the lights so there’s optimal traffic signal progression. Proper re-timing of the signals link traffic signals together so that “platoons” of vehicles can pass through intersections without getting stopped at red lights.

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