In the United States, standard traffic lights rotate in a specific order; they change from green to yellow then red. The U.S. Department of Transportation notes that the timing sequence that guides the length of each seg... More »

The Traffic Engineering department of the state, county, city or local agency is responsible for traffic light design, as noted by the Federal Highways Administration. The most commonly referenced materials for traffic a... More »

Traffic lights allow maximum vehicle efficiency at intersections. They also provide a safe and easy to understand signal that tells motorists when it is safe for them to proceed through an intersection. More »

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