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Old 02 Feb 2010, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any one ever hear this? got talking to a guy in the council and he works in the traffic lights division he said that night time if you coming up to a junction and lights are red, the traffic lights that have the sensors on top of them if you flash your lights several times about 100metres from the lights to when you nearly on them the sensors picks it up and by the time you get to the lights they go green, so had to try it sounds crazy but actually works no more waiting at traffic lights for me at night works on some of the city's lights here but some are on timers and dont have sensors so dont seem to work on them, but the lights that have the sensors works alright crazy
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Traffic Light Heaven

Yeah I've been doing this for years. Doesn't work on all lights but when it does work I can't help but grin.
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I've been doing this for years. Doesn't work on all lights but when it does work I can't help but grin.
Ah so their is other people that do it to, thought I was only the crazy one
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It doesn't work by flashing them they are montion sensors that's why they don't change until right at the last moment.

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Re: Traffic Light Heaven

The temp ones it does work on but then again you dont have to stop for them anyway,
as mentioned above there are induction loops in the road to monitor flow rate/flow.
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is going to sound bonkers but I heard the ones with the rectangular sensors on top were for the fire service. They're operated by remote control from the vehicle and change all the lights to red - thus stopping all the traffic from all directions and allowing the fire vehicle(s) to get through. Daft as it sounds I've been at traffic lights and seen this in practice. Thing is, it took ages for the lights to change after they'd been through. Could be a local thing round 'ere.
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