5 Blog Posts From the Traffic Signals Tag


TheNewspaper.com Roundup: November 13, 2017

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: November 13, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –1964 Gov Study revealed the danger of slow drivers– –Study finds New Traffic Signal feature improves traffic flow– –NJ–no getting around slow vehicles– Friday, November 10, 2017 Government Study In 1964 Revealed Dangerously Slow Drivers Half a century ago, US government officials were concerned enough about the safety of rural […]

NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for November 10, 2017

NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for November 10, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Automakers push to protect EV Tax incentive— –AVs could increase economic inequality— –Ohio Town sends bills to motorists for police services— –Wichita, KS starts Big Brother traffic stop program— –Texas is selling DMV personal info despite the law– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA […]

Driving 560 in a 660 zone

One Sunday morning I went for an early walk through the land of bad traffic signals. I reluctantly pressed the button to request the computer’s permission to cross Trapelo Road, was granted permission, started walking, and a car passed about 10 feet behind me even though the photon energy was totally in my favor. We’re […]

Exhausting my patience

MassDOT recently gave the town of Belmont several expensive new sets of traffic signals. Thanks, MassDOT, for making me wait a minute to walk 20 feet across a side street with no traffic. In the world of prescriptive traffic control, you walk when a computer says you can walk. The non-existent cross traffic had a […]

Time to wait

Time to wait

The “Greater Greater Washington” blog has a pair of posts arguing that walk signals are bad for pedestrians. “Walk signals are bad for walking” raises an issue I like to point out. When the pedestrian countdown timer starts counting to say how long you have to cross, it is illegal to use that information. If […]