Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2019

[Right of Way] Why your red light is the longest

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Why are the red traffic lights on for so long, and the green light so short?

Published 5:15 PM, June 14, 2019

Updated 5:15 PM, June 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – We’ve all been there, whether as pedestrians or motorists – patiently waiting for the red light to turn green. But the go-signal could be fleeting, as we find ourselves, more often than not, rushing to cross the street lest we get flagged for beating the red light.

Why is such the case? Why are the red traffic lights on for so long, and the green light so short?

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin tries to make sense of this in this week’s episode. – Rappler.com

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