Re: changing traffic lights by the force of your personality

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 19:15:54 MST

At 09:04 PM 2/8/02 -0500, Mike Lorrey wrote:

>> Ack! No, late at night the lights would go *off* (unless a spurt of traffic
>> reactivated them). You *can't* allow an intersection to show green on all
>> lights.

>Turning them off is the same as making them all green.

No it's bloody NOT. `Green' means roar ahead, nothing is coming from either
side because those guys have been stopped by the collateral red. `Lights
out' means take the usual intersection precautions.

>Round these parts
>in Cow Hampsha', after a certain o'dark hundred hour, the traffic lights
>go to pulsing yellow full time....

Yep, I would have suggested that, but I understand that many traffic lights
these days are only Red/Green, without the Amber or Yellow in the middle.

Damien Broderick

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