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I see people standing there, when there is no traffic, and they press the button anxiously waiting for the green man.
Originally posted by machinegun_go_go
to be honest, I disagree. I know for a fact that they work in the UK.
Perhaps it's just that you only ever cross the roads at peak traffic hours where ensuring traffic flows freely is more important than allowing pedestrians to cross.
Over here it takes some time at rush hour, but other times it's pretty instantaneous.
Originally posted by RealitySetsIn
The buttons work if there are no vehicles waiting/stopped at the intersection.
If there is traffic at the intersection, the button is not going to change the light and stop traffic just to allow you to cross... LMAO.
but you ever try to cross an intersection in the middle of the night when there's no traffic on the road? The hand sign thing will tell you that you can't cross, even though there are no cars around for miles. This is when you are supposed to push the button, so it changes the light and allows you to cross.
But if there's cars waiting at the intersection, it's going to give them priority over you.
Do you know how dangerous it would be to have the traffic signal change immediately while cars are moving through the intersection? Seriously. Yeah, let's just allow you to push the button and cause 10 car pile ups.
No, you're right... it's a conspiracy! The evil government is out to get us!
Originally posted by rufusdrak
How does the system exactly "sense" when there's cars or no cars at the light......?