Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1984 300GD "G" Wagen, and 1998 Steyr Puch 290GD "G" Van & a 1988 MB Trac 1000
Location: Co Antrim, Norn Ireland
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Well folks from the land of the free
Our Dept of Transport has offically admitted that it has been contrary to policy to permit the installation of sensors at traffic lights in order to permit a "green wave" ie on an empty road during slack hours the light will turn green on ones approach( within the speed limits of course)
It would reduce the tax take on fuel sales
This from a Government that excessively annually taxes larger engined vehicles
"on account of the Environment"
For an explanation of the above see copied excerpt below
from the "Daily Telegraph" website
The move will allow authorities across the country are set to introduce "green wave" schemes.
A motorist approaching the first traffic light at the speed limit or just below would trigger a succession of green lights and travel down the road faster.
The schemes are already in use in cities including Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the scheme use sensors in the road to keep the traffic moving.
The introduction of "green waves" will help to cut carbon emissions and traffic noise.
Up until now the Department for Transport discouraged such schemes, increasing motorists' frustration at being met by a succession of red lights.
It was because the Government feared motorists who were travelling smoothly, rather than stopping and starting, would use less fuel and pay less to the Treasury in duty as a result.
Last edited by Difflock; 05-27-2009 at 04:46 AM.