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Traffic lights should stay red for longer, say 52%

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:30
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RED: Fleets split on red light issue

More than half the country’s fleet operators believe traffic lights should stay red for longer, a poll by TrackCompare.co.uk has shown.

The week-long survey, held earlier this month, followed the government’s announcement that they are reviewing crossing times across the country.

This follows concerns that pensioners and others find it difficult to cross roads before the lights change.

A total of 52% agreed that traffic lights should stay red for longer.

Kjell Anderton, Director at TrackCompare, said: “With this poll there was an almost fifty-fifty split, which reflects the fact fleet operators are both drivers and pedestrians and can see things from both sides.

“One told us ‘I think no, because it will cause more congestion, but I also think yes because sometimes I have to nearly run across the road, and I’m not a pensioner!’”

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