NX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports L.A. is about to become the first major city in the world to synchronize all of its traffic signals.The Automated Traffic Surveillance & Control (ATSAC) signal synchronization program was scheduled to be initiated at 9 a.m. at the northwest corner of S. Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Officials said the completion of this project will increase travel speeds by 16 percent and reduces travel times by 12 percent.I realize that LA is one of the countries most congested cities. Which makes improving traffic flow a great idea. However, that's not the best part about this policy. Synchronized traffic lights improve gas mileage. City driving wastes large amounts of gas. When you keep traffic moving it improves gas mileage. My guess is if every city in the US followed LA's example and synchronized its traffic lights to keep cars in the flow of traffic moving, it would save more gas than all of the Obama auto regulations scheduled to take place in the next two years.