the city of Rochester had them for a few years
there were legal issues and they took them all down
in the suburbs around Rochester the lights are set if there are no cars coming from any direction all the lights turn red
when it detects a car approaching the light turns green in that direction
if you drive early in the morning, from 4am to 6, sometimes you can drive all the way around the city and never catch a red light, because there are no other cars to trip them on the side streets
when there is normal traffic it ends up parsing the time 30 seconds one way, 30 seconds the other
and of course (you know whats coming) my VS650 does not trip most of them
So I have to stop for every light, and if there are no cars behind me it just stays red
so I must stop and then run the red lights, or just sit there till another car happens along on my street
during the day if Im on a quiet residential street and catch a red light, its maybe 50/50 whether my bike will trip it...
what were you saying again? :^) its a whole different situation here.
intersections are still the weak link in the US for traffic accidents: 110 people die every day
and that number has been pretty constant for the last 50 years.
Last edited by KCW; 03-21-2019 at 07:20 PM.