How does this help drivers?

Coordinated traffic signals provide the following benefits to motorists:

  • Delay experienced by motorists waiting at signals is reduced.
  • The number of stops experienced by motorists is reduced
  • Motorists are grouped in platoons traveling at equal speeds.
  • There are fewer rear-end accidents because motorists are stopped less often on major streets.
  • There are fewer right-angle accidents because there is less red light running.
  • There is less traffic cutting through neighborhoods to avoid signals.

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1. How does this help drivers?
2. If the signals are coordinated, why do I still get stopped at red lights?
3. Is the traffic signal system timed?
4. Why doesn’t signal progression work as well on two-way streets?
5. Why can’t all signals be timed to avoid any stops?
6. Why do I have to stop? Why are signals so poorly synchronized?
7. Why do I have to wait so long after I stop at a specific signal?
8. Why isn’t there enough time to get the traffic through the signal?