- Sat Mar 15, 2003 5:27 am #2046
I've always been frustrated by traffic lights that hold up traffic unnecessarily. My idea is to have computer controlled sets of traffic lights with sensors detecting on coming traffic from all junctions or crossroads. This way when there is no oncoming traffic, a reasonable distance away from the traffic lights and the sensors are detecting that the other roads in the juntion have a fair amount of traffic accumulating the lights will change to give way to the busier roads. This is a more effective way to manage traffic than the present preset time systems we have today.