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Temporary traffic lights - most pointless

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2 minutes ago, Billhook said:

So if somebody is lying unconscious around a blind bend, you should not be allowed to stop traffic because you are not authorised?????

I'm only telling you what we were taught on traffic management courses, never direct with hand signals, if you were to cause more problems you could well be prosecuted. That's why stop/go boards are or should be at each end of temporary traffic lights in case the lights fail.

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Some brands do have a system that once the lights have been on red ( cos not detected any approaching cars) for a set period of time, the do a full cycle of greens before returning to all reds. In answer to someone elses question, in normal operation they should only be set to all reds for 3 mins max. Can be longer during the TM setup / coning out / in

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On 11/12/2019 at 17:13, Billhook said:

So you are sitting at a set of faulty lights with both ends stuck on red.  You cannot reverse as there is a queue behind with a big artic.  You phone the HA, how long do expect to sit there, an hour, four hours, all day and night?

Don't be daft man :D, you do what everyone does when a set of traffic lights is inoperable - pass through with care on a 'give and take' principle. Is anyone aware of a motorist being prosecuted, for ignoring a traffic sign/signal that was broken?

 

I suggested that people stopped complaining on social media and actually contact the HA in situations where temp. lights appeared inappropriate or unnecessary. Using an example  where they were simply 'broke' is out of context to my answer, but you knew that :001_tt2:

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1 hour ago, Gary Prentice said:

Now all we need are smart drivers :D

Never happen, without a lot of evolution and Darwin awards

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2 hours ago, Gary Prentice said:

Now all we need are smart drivers :D

Bring on driverless cars.  And re-tests every 5 years for everyone.  Might help reduce congestion as well.

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5 hours ago, Squaredy said:

Bring on driverless cars.  And re-tests every 5 years for everyone.  Might help reduce congestion as well.

Arb exemption?

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6 hours ago, Squaredy said:

 And re-tests every 5 years for everyone.  Might help reduce congestion as well.

That would keep me off the road, last driving test was over 50 years ago and I can't see I'd pass one now.

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