New Traffic Light and Lane Queue Helps Reduce Traffic Congestion
Traffic police in Nanshan district installed a new traffic light and lane queue measure that directs traffic on specific roads at intersections a move that is advance and has reduced traffic congestion on some roads. The new traffic lights can be found on Chuangye Road, Gongye Boulevard and Dongbin Road with intersects with Nanhai Boulevard. The lights assist drivers to queue in advance at intersections.
Officials said that the newly installed lights help in controlling vehicles and avoids congestion which is caused by lane changes. Traffic police did a two week trial run of the new scheme at the intersection of Xuefu and Qianhai roads. At rush hours drivers at high traffic areas queue at least 400 meters as they wait three rounds of red lights, which is estimated takes about three minutes. The newly installed lights brings down the waiting time to 2 minutes and by reducing waiting time it reduces emission from idling cars as well.
The new measure not only reduces waiting time, cuts emission but save fuel as well. And to keep the traffic flow orderly drivers are reminded to chose their lanes in advance and to follow signals properly to keep traffic going smoothly.