Monday, June 23, 2008
Getting rid of stop signs has also been proposed. I think this is a good idea. The vast majority of stop signs could replaces with yields, the rest eliminated, to the benefit of safety and traffic.
But the remaining traffic lights? I don't think we need them most of them. We don't need the red anyway. We should only have two traffic signals: Yield and Don't Yield.
With just green and yellow lights, we could help keep traffic moving and help it clear more easily when it does form.
Green means Don't Yield. Yellow means Yield. If you have a yellow, other traffic has the right of way. If there are cars in the interesection, you must yield to them. Changes to Yield would overlap other traffic. Like current yellow lights, if you are unable to stop, you may continue.