Are there any disadvantages to traffic signals?
While many people realize that traffic signals can reduce the number of right angle collisions at an intersection, few realize that signals can also cause a significant increase in rear-end collisions. In addition to an increase in accident frequency, unjustified traffic signals can also cause excessive delay, disobedience of signals, and diversion of traffic to residential streets. Traffic signals are not a “cure-all” for traffic problems. The primary goal of the use of traffic signals is to attain the safest and most efficient overall traffic flow possible.

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1. How do I report a pothole in the street, or a cracked or uneven sidewalk?
2. Can I put up my own sign in the City's right-of-way?
3. How are speed limits determined between 25 and 55 mph?
4. How can I get a speed limit sign placed on my street to slow traffic?
5. What is the purpose of a stop sign?
6. Will a stop sign reduce speeding in my neighborhood?
7. Will increasing the use of stop signs in my neighborhood better control traffic?
8. How can I get a stop sign on my street?
9. What are the uses for multi-way and two-way stop signs?
10. I would like to put up Neighborhood Watch signs, how do I do that?
11. Why are traffic signals needed?
12. How are signals timed?
13. Are there any disadvantages to traffic signals?