Sick of drivers speeding through your little slice of suburban heaven? A Canadian town has a novel solution.
A suburb of Montreal, Canada, is trialling a traffic light that only stays green for drivers abiding by the speed limit.
The FRED (feu de ralentissement éducatif, or educational traffic-calming light) is red by default, and only goes green if an approaching car is doing the speed limit.
Speeding drivers are confronted with a red light that only turns green once they’ve come to a full stop.
“Across Canada, near school zones, people are asking for concrete measures to control speeding. This has not been accepted yet by the government, and we’re going to do it as a test,” the town’s mayor told StreetsblogMASS.
The mayor says average speeds on the trial street have dropped from 40km/h to 29km/h since the traffic light was installed.