At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, I came up to the Highway 260-87 intersection and was surprised and delighted to see a new signal program being used for traffic control. The lights in all directions were flashing red, on and off. This traffic control method has been used for years in some cities across the country. The method works extremely well for low traffic hours.
I suggest that the method may be improved by using flashing yellow lights. The reason for this is that right turns need not stop on green if traffic is clear, and the same rule would apply to right turns on a flashing yellow.
Moving traffic safely is accomplished better when drivers are not forced to wait for unnecessary red signals.
Frederick Franz, Payson