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traffic signal

[′traf·ik ‚sig·nəl]
(civil engineering)
With the exception of traffic signs, any power-operated device for regulating, directing, or warning motorists or pedestrians.
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Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has clarified the confusion over the bar codes recently placed on traffic light signals in Dubai - and addressed rumours circulating on social networking sites surrounding the tiny black lines.
Have you been seriously affected by the roadworks and temporary traffic lights, if so then call us on 01737 305575 or email luke.
The GDN reported that a survey of 130 random people, which was launched by the council in March this year, saw that 72 per cent wanted the digital traffic light, while 16pc wanted the flashing yellow signals and 11pc wanted the traffic signals to remain the same.
Anneliese Hutchinson, Gateshead Council's service director for development, transport and public protection, said it was decided to replace the two sets of traffic lights "as a matter of urgency".
The current system of traffic lights on roadways and intersections is quite inefficient because it causes vehicles to stop and pile up at a stop as they wait their turn to cross.
The problem being that when the left hand traffic light turns to green, indicating drivers can go left or straight ahead, the right light remains red.
The inoperable traffic lights were back in action earlier this week a spokesman told the Telegraph.
Contrary to the author's claim, NJ originally had a policy of avoiding traffic lights as much as possible, by, for example, using circles instead.
uk THE temporary traffic lights near the Posthouse roundabout were stuck on red for several hours - because the batteries weren't working properly.
A CARDIFF passenger bus ran into a set of traffic lights in the city centre yesterday.
Nicosia municipality said on Wednesday it was axing all services for traffic lights maintenance to other municipalities as of January 1, as it was owed e1/4400,000 for unpaid services.
Audio devices designed for visually impaired people were installed in traffic lights on 10 busy cross-roads of Bishkek, the Bishkek city administration's press service reported today.

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