Actually this is the right forum.
If its south of Derry, I think I know what street you are talking about. Getting someone to go out and push the button is a good solution, lol.Does anyone notice anything screwed up with the traffic lights in sauga? Often times I see myself in a car on a red light, with traffic lining up behind me, while there is a green light on the perpendicular road, even though there are no vehicles on that road (or minimal compared to the traffic on the first road). It stays like that for atleast 30 seconds. I experience this scenario atleast once whenever I am driving.
Just few days ago, I was trying to turn left onto Mavis from a busy street (near derry).. I swear to God, there were atleast 4 cars behind me (and 1 ahead) and 10 minutes go by & the light is still red. By that time, I had lost my patience and drove my car around the whole block just to get to mavis.
/edit: sry wrong forum. please delete
Yeah its Novo Star, south of Derry. Normally, I have to push that button, but sometimes it takes a while even after pushing the button. This last time I lost my patience & can't stand that crap anymore. These traffic lights significantly increase the commute time (all of them).If its south of Derry, I think I know what street you are talking about. Getting someone to go out and push the button is a good solution, lol.
Its so bad up here our expressway has lights at every intersection...Pfft, you think your lights are bad? Come to Thunder Bay. We have people confused about green lights telling them to drive into moving trains! And the words "in sync" don't exist up here, it's a start stop marathon across town. And like Simcity, every intersection has them. More than 100 lighted intersections, the most per capita in Canada.
And aside from lights, there is a rail crossing. The first kilometre of the Harbour Expressway has three lighted intersections and a rail crossing! :lol:Its so bad up here our expressway has lights at every intersection...
well the intersection I was referring to didn't have the button that one needs to push to cross.I think the thing with the crossing lights happens for the following reasons, but it's more just my general observations:
1. Depending on the time of day, the lights are set to different timing sequences so occasionally you get hit with "flashing hand" then it goes on to a new timing sequence which resets it back to "white hand"
2. If you don't hit the button to cross it will go from "flashing red" to "white hand" b/c it doesn't think ther are any pedestrians. This also comes into play b/c there either isn't a car @ the intersection or else the car hasn't set off a trigger (usually one of those metal plates in the road, or one of those camera like things sitting next to the signal). That is usually the main cause. Why the system is set up like that (well, besides efficency) doesn't make too much sense to me, but I've seen this all over the province and in parts of the US.