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Old 08-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #780 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
I don't get the light timing here. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Sacramento, CA is the best example I have ever seen. Get on a major road, hit the first light, and you are now timed. Accelerate at a moderate pace to the speed limit, and you can damn near cruise across the whole city uninterrupted. Stray above or below the limit, and you are doomed to red light hell.
Unless you're on sunrise during rush hour. Then you're beyond screwed!
There are some streets here in Sac like Watt, Greenback, and I think Fair Oaks that actually say the lights are timed @ the posted speed limits to "reduce emissions & help the flow of traffic" or something of the sort, it's been a while since I've seen one. But I've seen people drive past me @ 50mph on a posted 40mph speed limit and see them get stopped 2 lights ahead of me, with me able to coast until the light turns green then they go WOT while I'll gradually get back to 40mph and watch the process play out again

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