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Bernie Japs

Likewise, my concern re the implementation of many ‘part-time traffic lights’ governs a compromise on road safety in favour of such a ploy, particularly a money-saving one! Also even though such PT signals would be appropriately signed, I wonder how many ‘all out signals faults’ would be inadvertently reported to the relative LA during the course of a typical maintenance year.
I tend to favour an old suggestion, mentioned at previous TSG meetings, to introduce flashing ambers at signalised sites that satisfy the traffic characteristics; so, rather than ‘time-switching off’ the relative signals, activate flashing amber signals on all approaches as practised in certain European countries such as the Netherlands.
However, new legislation/experimentation would be required in order to carry out such radical measures.