12 Feb 2020
In India, traffic lights began to extend the red light phase: when the sound level emitted by the beeps of drivers exceeds 85 decibels, the red phase countdown starts again
Police from the largest city in India, Mumbai, were so tired of the nervous “buzz” of restless drivers that they installed several special traffic lights. They, like other traffic lights, show a countdown to the next phase. Shortly before the transition to green light, horn signals usually create peak cacophony. However, the volume of this inhuman “music” is measured by a special microphone connected to a traffic light. And if the volume exceeds 85 decibels, the countdown rolls “red” 90 seconds back, and the drivers themselves thus increase the waiting time.
It should be noted that the problem of beeps is common in other countries of the world. Of course, drivers let off steam, but do not realize that. that it seriously annoys others. Actually, with their “penalty” traffic lights, the Mumbai police have developed an innovative way to punish impatient drivers: whoever buzzes will wait longer. Perhaps the rest of the countries should also take this method into service.
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