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Old August 1st, 2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Which countries have the count-down stop lights and which don't.

Which countries have the stop light which has a number countdown combined with the stop lights, and which countries still use the ordinary ones? can anyone help me?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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Almost every semaphorized intersection in SE Asia.

For Europe I've heard Turkey has plenty of them.
There are some test intersections in Slovenia. Never seen them anywhere else in Europe, except for pedestrians.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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There are a few in Hungary, mostly at railroad crossings. Debrecen has a couple in the city center
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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Almost every semaphorized intersection in SE Asia.

For Europe I've heard Turkey has plenty of them.
There are some test intersections in Slovenia. Never seen them anywhere else in Europe, except for pedestrians.
Yup, I've only seen them for pedestrians over here.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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i don't understand the question, can somebody describe what's that about?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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I believe he asks about the traffic lamps,that have a counter beside them,so you can see how much time till the next green. This way,you can even stop the engine, and save fuel.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:39 PM   #7
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We have 'em here in Manila, near the bayside.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM   #8
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I believe he asks about the traffic lamps,that have a counter beside them,so you can see how much time till the next green. This way,you can even stop the engine, and save fuel.
cool! i have never seen those
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:12 PM   #9
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Example from Phnom Penh, Cambodia:


Interesting, such a poor country has almost all traffic lights like this. Similar lights are in Vietnam and Thailand, and elsewhere in region I presume. Numbers turn yellow or red at respective traffic light.
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Example from Phnom Penh, Cambodia:


Interesting, such a poor country has almost all traffic lights like this. Similar lights are in Vietnam and Thailand, and elsewhere in region I presume. Numbers turn yellow or red at respective traffic light.
GOODNESS GRACIOUSNESS! Even Cambodia has one? By the way, do all intersections in Cambodia has stoplights?
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cool! i have never seen those
They are really good inventions,but IMO, I think they have real meaning in rail crossings, or where the lamps switch rarely. 30seconds not worth the energy it consumes.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 07:06 PM   #12
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GOODNESS GRACIOUSNESS! Even Cambodia has one? By the way, do all intersections in Cambodia has stoplights?
Only the busy ones. General traffic rule in Cambodia is "bigger is stronger".
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Old August 1st, 2007, 07:08 PM   #13
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Not sure any more of the extent of the thrust behind Quebec's clamour for nationhood, but it's the only Canadian province where pedestrian walk signals are equipped with countdown timers that I've come across.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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Those things are useless in the Netherlands, since no traffic lights makes fixed cycluses. We have Bus-influences too.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 07:58 PM   #15
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Those things are useless in the Netherlands, since no traffic lights makes fixed cycluses
Wouldn't the non-cyclical timing of the signals over there make a better case for countdown timers? Oh well.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:04 PM   #16
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No, because, let's says, you see you have to wait 30 secs. Then a bus arrives, and they get green priority, suddenly the timer goes back to 50 secs.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:13 PM   #17
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Among all countries I've been--

China ( I saw plenty of them !! )
Malaysia ( There are-- especially in KL n near my house )
Philippines ( I saw many in Manila )
Thailand


mmm.... didn't see that in Europe or Arabian Gulf countries i've been
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:14 PM   #18
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What a novel concept!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:32 PM   #19
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In Spain they are used only in pedestrian crossings.





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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:51 PM   #20
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in Croatia a lot of new traffic lights have sensors, so no need for those, although those countdown things have good psychological effect
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