Traffic Lights need to change

Traffic Lights really need a change. Based on this article, Traffic Light History – Invention of the Traffic Light , traffic lights have been basically the same since the first one was installed back in 1920. Now it’s time for a change.

Take out the Yellow, really. It would take a lot of work, but it would be worth it.

Yellow has come to represent “hurry before the light changes”, or “go ahead and get in the middle of the intersection before it turns red”, and both of these are poor choices.

There is a traffic light on the way home that causes so many problems with that Yellow, it’s enough to make ya wanna just get out and scream.

Yes I know, it is probably more a result of poor traffic engineering, but, if there was no yellow, people would not have time to think about it, just do it. Go, or Stop, real simple, but please do not get out in the middle and keep the cross traffic from being able to move when their light turns green.

Friday, June 16th, 2006

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