Nice traffic light design

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  2. Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 19, 2010
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    catman Guest

    I'm particularly fond of the 'Hurry Up' caption;

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    Beav Guest

    Double edged sword though. Someone who might not be tempted to jump a red
    could start calculating the odds and we all know that gambling doesn't pay
    out in our favour too often.

    It is a smart looking set of lights though.
    Beav, Nov 19, 2010
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    Don't like the amber 'Ready' phase: it'll just encourage people to
    treat it like green in exactly the same way they do with the current
    British system.

    I much prefer the combined light/numeric displays that were discussed
    Pip Luscher, Nov 19, 2010
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    Cab Guest

    Wicked Uncle Nigel wibbled forthrightly:
    In Athens (IIRC) they have count down timers to show how much red is
    Cab, Nov 19, 2010
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    geoff Guest

    So does Yogyakarta
    geoff, Nov 19, 2010
  8. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, geoff
    As do (did?) Mumbai. The Mumbai Grand Prix was a sight to behold. As the
    count gets to 10 the revs rise, at 8 the lights are obscured by a rising
    cloud of smoke, at 5 they launch.

    Of course, the other guys don't stop until their lights are really,
    really, properly red...

    Oddly enough, it all seems to work and the death rate is acceptable (by
    local standards).
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 19, 2010
  9. They've got ped crossing countdowns in the City now.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 19, 2010
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    ogden Guest

    It must be all of three weeks since we had EXACTLY THIS DISCUSSION on
    ogden, Nov 19, 2010
  12. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, ogden
    How terrible! You should tweet about it. Or put it on your Facebook
    status. Or both.

    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 19, 2010
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    SIRPip Guest

    Ooh. Shouty.
    SIRPip, Nov 20, 2010
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    sweller Guest

    sweller, Nov 20, 2010
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    SIRPip Guest

    Looks like yer gonna need some more LEDs.
    SIRPip, Nov 20, 2010
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    Good point.

    The high-tech solution for gadget geeks is to have a standard set of
    lights with a local Bluetooth transmitter sending timing information
    for to a receiver & display in the car, tied into the SatNav for
    clarity in case of confusion withother branches of the junction; that
    way they can display it any way they choose.

    They could provide it as a chargeable extra service with a yearly
    subscription. It's a winner, I tell you.
    Pip Luscher, Nov 20, 2010
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    sweller Guest

    Will it be available for positive earth cars?
    sweller, Nov 20, 2010
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    Eiron Guest

    Does anyone else think that ped crossing design is wrong?
    Press the button and you have to wait a minute for the green man,
    so you cross after half a minute and then the traffic has to stop
    when no pedestrians are crossing. I know the idea is to allow time for
    a bunch of people to gather and cross together, but it just doesn't work.
    Eiron, Nov 20, 2010
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    prawn Guest

    Puffin crossings are supposed to detect if a pedestrian has wandered off
    before going red.

    prawn, Nov 20, 2010
  20. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Champ
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 20, 2010
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