Drivers using cycle specific green lights.

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Simon Mason, Nov 23, 2010.

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    Simon Mason Guest

    Simon Mason, Nov 23, 2010
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    Phil Cook Guest

    I've seen drivers see a cycle light go green and set off. Heck, I've
    even set off on a pedestrian green light when I've been driving
    <blush>.

    I've gone forward on a bike when it was lights across the junction
    that were green. Nearly got flattened!

    I think it might be getting worse with all the traffic lights getting
    taller as well as there being too many sets of lights. I have to stop
    some distance back from the line in order to avoid craning my neck to
    see the lights. We should do what the french do and have a small set
    of lights as repeaters on the post rather than another set at the same
    height elsewhere.
     
    Phil Cook, Nov 23, 2010
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    Jolly polly Guest

    surly it would be feasible today, to have (safety) camera's built into
    traffic lights and linked via a computer to the switching equipment.
    Therefore catching every offender (including cyclists). Jumping red lights
    would then become a thing of the past. A good thing for all
     
    Jolly polly, Nov 24, 2010
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    Like these?

    http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/traffic-light-camera.htm
     
    Dave Larrington, Nov 24, 2010
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    Jolly polly Guest

    No, not huge great things like that at all. Built into the traffic light
    itself, say in place of one of the LED's a tiny camera similar to those on
    F1 cars
     
    Jolly polly, Nov 24, 2010
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    Mark Guest

    There used to be a lot of those around here but they've mostly
    disappeared -- not through lack of need though. I can virtually
    guarantee I will see at least one road user jump the red on one set of
    lights I travel through every weekday, just by waiting for a complete
    cycle.
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    Mark, Nov 25, 2010
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    ac.dc Guest


    I am not sure what you would expect to happen after a cyclist had
    triggered the camera :)
     
    ac.dc, Nov 25, 2010
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    nmm1 Guest

    It would trigger the attached taser.


    Regards,
    Nick Maclaren.
     
    nmm1, Nov 25, 2010
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    Tony Dragon Guest

    What would happen after the cyclist picture was taken?
     
    Tony Dragon, Nov 26, 2010
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    Jolly polly Guest

    In an ideal world they would be identified and nicked, or come forward and
    confess.
    They could at least go onto a database for use in future prosecutions.
    Anybody wishing for there records/photos to be reviewed/removed would get a
    sympathetic hearing from the police at the interview, I'm sure. The local
    newspaper could perhaps publish a page of photos a week in order to identify
    suspects, like a local crimewatch. With cameras (and other imaging
    equipment) getting better and better it's only a matter of time before every
    law breaker could be identified.
    Even today if the same cyclist went through the same lights (on red) at the
    same time of day every day and was caught on camera, it wouldn't take a
    genius to work out where he/she would be tomorrow or the next day, now would
    it. We humans are creatures of habit after all, even the law breakers.
     
    Jolly polly, Nov 26, 2010
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  11. it's common to see cars jump lights on the A316 next to twickenham as it
    has fairly confusing lay out, so they see the green light not realising
    they are still being held by a red light, next to them, that is yes on a
    tall pole. also get amber gamblers but thats another matter altogether.

    Roger
     
    Roger Merriman, Nov 28, 2010
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