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Old September 30th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #661
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Old October 7th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #662
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Videos of traffic lights in Kaunas, Lithuania. Videos are with subtitles.





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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:06 PM   #663
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Some various Traffic lights here in New Jersey


Oak & Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood,New Jersey
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Linwood & North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood,New Jersey
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West Passaic & Harvey Avenue in Rochelle Park,New Jersey
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69th Street in Gutenberg,New Jersey
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Broad & Columbia Avenue in Palisades Park,New Jersey
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #664
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News from Lithuania. From 11th of October there is a new traffic rule - before turning on red with green table arrow must be stopped completely. And after 1st of January 2020 there will be no tables with green arrows in Lithuania. Then the right turn on red will be allowed only with green lighting arrows.



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Old October 15th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #665
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is this the purpose of green arrow?

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Old October 16th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #666
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No. In Lithuania we allready have such traffic lights:

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1497&pictureid=45887[/IMG]

We need a "smart" arrow instead a table arrow that would allow the protected right turn on red:

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Old October 17th, 2014, 12:41 AM   #667
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Something I wondered:Why certain European countries never adapted the red+yellow phrase?
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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #668
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I've seen the red-amber-green phase in Spanish newsreel videos of the 1960s, which indicates that we used to have it but it was scrapped sometime. I wonder if we were the only country to do that.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #669
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I've seen the red-amber-green phase in Spanish newsreel videos of the 1960s, which indicates that we used to have it but it was scrapped sometime. I wonder if we were the only country to do that.
As I know, red-amber use Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Bulgary.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 01:10 PM   #670
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Indeed, we use


Though we used to have green+amber phase when returing to red, but the last traffic lights were changed over near the turn of the millennium.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #671
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As I know, red-amber use Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Bulgary.
it is easier to write countries that don't use red+amber phase
Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece (probably Andorra, San Marino, Monaco too if they have any traffic lights)
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Old October 19th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #672
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Also, in Romania, the red-amber phase is not used in most of the cities, including Bucharest, because when the green-amber phase was turned on, the drivers tended to enter the crossroad too early, in the same time with the other drivers that had red-amber phase and entered the crossroad instead of stopping.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #673
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Also, in Romania, the red-amber phase is not used in most of the cities, including Bucharest, because when the green-amber phase was turned on, the drivers tended to enter the crossroad too early, in the same time with the other drivers that had red-amber phase and entered the crossroad instead of stopping.
But when red-amber continues only 1 s, the driver starts exactly on green, because the reaction of the driver continues about 1 s.
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Until people start to set their gear in neutral...

I always feel queues at traffic lights start moving much faster in the Netherlands than in Germany, despite the Netherlands not having a amber-before-green phase.
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are there any traffic lights in San Marino?
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Old October 20th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #676
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Until people start to set their gear in neutral...

I always feel queues at traffic lights start moving much faster in the Netherlands than in Germany, despite the Netherlands not having a amber-before-green phase.
Sorry, could you explain more? I don't understand.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #677
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are there any traffic lights in San Marino?
Hmm......I didn't see any when I was browsing through Street View a while ago.

Anyways:
The first-time I've seen these Red+Yellow traffic light signals was in Hong Kong. Also, Macau uses them too.

I wonder if it's heavily influenced by British and/or Portugeuse standards. (AFAIK the UK uses Red+Yellow as well)



Still personally, I still think that the LED COUNTDOWN TIMER is the best for traffic lights (for both cars and pedestrians and the like)




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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:28 PM   #678
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Anyways:
The first-time I've seen these Red+Yellow traffic light signals was in Hong Kong. Also, Macau uses them too.

I wonder if it's heavily influenced by British and/or Portugeuse standards. (AFAIK the UK uses Red+Yellow as well)
but really interesting thing: UK red+amber; Ireland direct red to green
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Countdown timers are a sign of antiquated traffic signal phasing. If you have countdowns of green or red phases, it means they work on fixed phases, rather than a phasing that adapts to the actual flow of traffic.

Countdown timers may seem modern, sleek and convenient, in reality it reveals an outdated underlying system.
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Countdown timers are a sign of antiquated traffic signal phasing. If you have countdowns of green or red phases, it means they work on fixed phases, rather than a phasing that adapts to the actual flow of traffic.

Countdown timers may seem modern, sleek and convenient, in reality it reveals an outdated underlying system.
Not really...........as modern ones are connected and monitored via a traffic command and control center facility like the ones featured below:









Modern systems will allow for remote modification and adjustment of countdown timers depending on traffic flow or circumstances. This enables greater flexibility to adapt to various situations.

Personally I like countdown timers.........because it gives me exact info on how much time left before the light changes into yellow or red.

As a pedestrian, it also works in the same way because you now have specific measured time info on whether to continue walking or whether to wait for the next pedestrian go-signal =)

Personally, this info is really helpful with regards to decision-making (as a driver and as pedestrian)
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