German town abolishes traffic lights and codes. Accidents are now almost non-existent!

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November 15, 2013 • Page Views: 229,447+

11/15/13

In this fascinating public experiment, a German town wanted to see what would happen to traffic flow if they got rid of street signs, lights and other restrictions.  The results are intuitive, but not what you would expect!  Everything got safer and faster.  Would this model hold true for other areas of infrastructure?  Drivers must give way to the left and not drive too fast.  That's the only rule.  Even the police love the new system, and best of all, people are safer on the road.  Drivers are much more aware and use eye contact and instincts.  People WANT to stop for other people and help things move more efficiently. 

 

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http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663-1

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    SovereignDad: Unless you're implying the writer is lying, your argument is wrong on it's face as the article specifically states "Everything got safer and faster."
    October 4, 2014
    JoeSnow: SovereignDad, the writer said that the FLOW of traffic is faster, not that vehicles are actually driving faster. You can get from one end of town to the other faster when you don't have to stop for traffic lights or stop signs without increasing your speed.
    March 9, 2015
    JoeSnow: SovereignDad, the writer said that the FLOW of traffic is faster, not that vehicles are actually driving faster. You can get from one end of town to the other faster when you don't have to stop for traffic lights or stop signs without increasing your speed.
    March 9, 2015
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