July 23, 2012

Traffic Light Intersection

I am not a fan of traffic lights. My brother has very little patience with other drivers while I understand that people are fallible. Traffic lights, on the other hand, are controlled by us humans, who even though fallible, should be able to be programmed in such a manner as to provide a coherent flow to traffic in small areas. These engineers never dreamed of working with traffic lights when growing up. I mean, we all wanted to drive trains! Anyhow, there is one light that is timed correctly, and consistently gets everyone through the light on this left turn with no one left behind, nor stretching too long. The research must have been good because it is used to get around the doughnut hole that is our town. 
traffic lights at an intersection