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  • dkkauwe

    i like this one too, either it or the hourglass one would be a definite improvement

  • Nickanoki

    The problem would be maintenance and upkeep. Presently, up to half of the LEDs in a traffic light can be out before replacement is mandatory. With this system, there is a higher requirement for maintenance for a system like this.

  • Daniel Conder

    Giving them a timer would instigate a competition reaction. Causing them to race the lights. Sudden changes implement fight or flight response. You're never going to stop everyone running lights, but less accidents will occur if they don't try to outrun a changing light with a timer. It's a good idea none the less, just maybe not as practical as you'd hope.

  • HarloweThrombey

    I disagree about everyone jumping the gun. In most places I've been, both rural and city... there are far more slow, hesitant people than overly quick people, when it comes to going when the light turns green. Some people think that they need to wait a second before going, to observe the clear intersection. My answer to them, is they should have been observing the intersection during the entire time the light was red. Then there'd be no need to hesitate when it turns green.

    I still like the traffic light idea, though. I support that at least.