Traffic Lights

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Which Types of Traffic Signals Are the Safest?

New York rates four common options.

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Should Cities Help Drivers Hit Green Lights All the Time?

The next generation of traffic signal technologies aim to take the guesswork out of intersections.

A Year of Automotive Mayhem for St. Louis's Red-Light Runners

The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.

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The Wildly Different Traffic Lights of East and West Germany

How Berlin's iconic Ampelmännchen were born and saved from destruction.

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Watch These Traffic Lights Slowly Take Over a City

Amsterdam never stood a chance.

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This London Traffic Light Has 75 Signals

Stop? Go? Don't walk? Gaaaaah!

A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.

noPhoto

Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

Rian Castillo

Can Altering a Stoplight's Yellow Signal Help Save Lives?

Take a trip to the "dilemma zone," the strip of road where auto accidents are born.

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Syncing Traffic Lights Isn't the Fix Everyone Says It Is

Sure it makes travel easier. But that leads to more drivers on the road.

TriStar

Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.

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Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix