RE: changing traffic lights by the force of your personality

From: Emlyn O'regan (
Date: Sun Feb 10 2002 - 17:54:08 MST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Damien Broderick []
> Sent: Saturday, 9 February 2002 11:43
> To:
> Subject: Re: changing traffic lights by the force of your personality
> At 01:43 AM 2/9/02 +0100, Anders wrote:
> >Suppose each car could "vote" for the light (similarly for the
> >pedestrians at crossings). [etc]
> >At night, when there are few cars at all, all lights
> >would turn green since there are just single votes.
> 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.
> Damien Broderick

I think Anders meant that they would always turn green in anticipation of
arrival by single cars (with their complementary lights turning red).

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