DO WE NEED TRAFFIC LIGHTS?


Traffic specialist Benjamin Hamilton-Baillie on how "spontaneous order" can be enough to regulate traffic.
DATE: 08/06/2010

Discussion Questions

1. Do you think traffic lights cause people to drive more carefully? Less carefully? Why? Do you think you would drive more carefully, less carefully, or the same

without them?

2. Why do you think the number of traffic accidents decreases as the number of traffic lights and signs is decreased? Why do you think traffic moves through

the intersections more efficiently with fewer lights?

3. Would you be in favor of your own city or town considering reducing

its number of traffic lights? Why or why not?


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