traffic signal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n traffic signal a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
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Usage

In literature:

A kindly policeman had caught sight of me on the curbing and signaled for the traffic to stop.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
At every corner when the signal holds up the entire line one has to stop to permit crosstown traffic a chance.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
There were only two signals in eight miles but traffic moved in fits and starts at this time of day.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
In time, the punt delivered our pilot, and we hove short, awaiting a signal from the Guardship that would release the traffic.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
When he got to the next corner he noticed that the traffic signals were not working.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
Salt signaled a newsboy and bought a paper while the car waited for a traffic light.
"Danger at the Drawbridge" by Mildred A. Wirt
There was a signal box at each end of the tunnel, and a fair traffic, and fast trains passed.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman
By night the crossroads were dark and gloomy, unlighted even by a traffic signal.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
Road traffic crosses the rail on drawbridges, which are very easily worked, and which automatically set signals against the train.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
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In news:

The jury found that Caltrans had known for years that the crosswalks without traffic signals were dangerous, but had taken no action to prevent the accident.
PennDOT has scrapped a plan to put traffic signals on the ramps leading to the Parkway East.
Kent police charged an Akron man with drunken driving Sunday following a crash that disabled a utility pole and traffic signal on West Main Street, shutting down a stretch of S.R 59 for most of the day.
Kent police charged an Akron man with drunken driving Sunday following a crash that disabled a utility pole and traffic signal on West Main Street , shutting down a stretch of S.R 59 for most of the day.
New traffic signals to be installed next week in Canton.
The city has closed the Highway 101 ramps at Marsh Street so it can make improvements to traffic signals at the intersection.
Dynalectric Los Angeles will upgrade and modify the existing traffic signal equipment in the Wilmington and Canoga Park districts of Los Angeles.
New traffic signal ready for High, Mulberry streets.
Route 69 between Gore Road and Link Road re- opened last night around 6pm but, motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal, due to the highway repairs.
Traffic signals were affected in downtown Laramie, during a power outage , Thursday.
New Hartford traffic signal to be replaced.
Traffic signals receive near-failing grade.
New Route 50 Traffic Signal Soon.
A traffic signal is now in place, but not yet operation, for the intersection of Yorktown Boulevard and Weber Road in Corpus Christi.
Traffic signal to make US 231 intersection in Lacey's Spring safer.
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In science:

A primary purpose of this review is to identify and summarize recently published information about the use and performance of light-emitting diode (LED) traffic signals.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
It consists of two sections: a synopsis of experiences of municipalities using LED traffic signals in 1999 and 2000, and a discussion of technical, economic and market issues surrounding the deployment of LED signals.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
Table 1 summarizes articles that describe installations of LED traffic signals at various locations throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
There was a high recognition of the potential economic benefits of using LED traffic signals in the articles that were reviewed.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
Just under one third of the municipalities (30%) reported receiving some sort of financial assistance in their LED traffic signal programs.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
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