Newsletter: Proper Signal Re-timing Can Reduce Red Lights (Indiana, May 2017)

You’re stopped at a traffic signal, waiting for it to turn green. After what feels like an eternity, it finally changes. By the time you approach the next traffic light, it’s red too. Sometimes the scenario repeats itself over and over.

Stopping at multiple 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. They usually don’t know how to properly answer their constituents who complain about it.

Improperly timed and coordinated traffic signals increases the number of stops a driver makes. Each of these stops creates the potential for more crashes, emissions and further frustration. When you have a road that isn’t convenient or has poor traffic flow, motorists will often avoid them, which can also have a negative impact on businesses along the way.

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