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Optimizing the Duration of a Yellow Traffic Light

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

A yellow light (in a traffic light with sequence red-yellow-green) needs to be set based on the usual traffic conditions. If a yellow light is too short then a driver may go through it unintentionally or have to slam on the brakes. If the yellow light is too long then the driver may try to run the light.

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