Category: Traffic Signals

  • Traffic Signal Coordination

    May 28, 2021
    If you’ve been following this column for very long, you qualify for a free t-shirt. Send me your size and…
  • Traffic Problems? Just “Flip the Switch!”

    April 30, 2021
    And 2 to implement today — ALSO 1 bonus tip if you read this before midnight tonight! You get the idea. Random…
  • Why We Need More Green Arrows

    April 2, 2021
    In reviewing the top ten questions asked this week, #7 actually had to do with traffic engineering (#3 was interesting…
  • Traffic Problems are a Good Thing

    December 11, 2020
    Traffic Problems are a Bad Thing Sometimes I wonder why all the fuss about traffic. But then I remember that’s…
  • Top 8 Traffic Wonderments

    September 25, 2020
    (This is a 2-part column since there are actually 17 wonderments) (seriously) Unusual signs are one of the many topics…
  • What’s More Important than Traffic?

    April 9, 2020
    Think about it — is there anything more important than traffic? I think not. In a recent interview however, when…
  • The Dreaded Dilemma Zone

    February 28, 2020
    Have you ever noticed black circles in the pavement near signalized intersections? They are often circular, sometimes octagonal, and approximately…
  • Traffic Congestion and Horse Sense

    February 1, 2020
    I think it was Mark Twain who said, “Traffic is like weather, everybody talks about it but where did all…
  • Why Some Traffic Signals Get “Stuck”

    January 31, 2020
    Whenever I meet someone new, the conversation usually leads to this question: “So, what do you do?” I’m not sure…
  • Left Turn YIELD on Flashing Yellow

    January 20, 2020
    Yep. Sometimes however, a flashing light simply indicates a loose bulb. Turn off the light and after it cools, carefully…