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Regular news: Issue 608 26 Oct 2012

Flashing amber not the way to control traffic at night, says DfT

Vehicle-actuated traffic signal technologies offer a better way of managing traffic during periods of low demand – such as at night – than methods such as ‘flashing amber’ signals, according to a new report written with input from the DfT.

The Department commissioned consultant AECOM to study a range of traffic signal options because of criticisms that the operation of traffic signals at times of low demand create unnecessary delays for motorists.

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