How is it determined that a traffic signal is needed at a location?
As traffic volumes increase beyond the capacity of "Stop" signs a traffic signal is considered. Before a signal can be installed a review of both the vehicle and pedestrian traffic is made; the need to provide traffic interruption; special consideration such as curves; and the accident history or proximity of the intersection to a school. Following the traffic study a decision is made to install or not install the signal.

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1. Are there any plans to upgrade the traffic signal system or traffic flow systems in Hampton?
2. Can I be assured of a safe crossing if I follow the pedestrian signals?
3. Do I need to activate the pedestrian signal or can I just wait for the light to change?
4. How are the signals timed and why do I have to wait so long for the green light?
5. How is it determined that a traffic signal is needed at a location?
6. How much does it cost to install a new traffic signal?
7. How should I drive if a traffic signal is not operating properly or is out altogether?
8. What is the Opticom system for the traffic signals in Hampton?
9. Whom should I call to report a problem with a traffic light or to address concerns about existing traffic signal timings?
10. Why are pedestrian signals available at some intersections and not others?
11. Why do we need so many traffic signals on our roadways?
12. Why don't traffic signals have a left turn arrow all of the time?
13. Wouldn't pedestrian signals make all intersections safer?
14. Who repairs and maintains the school zone warning lights?