Lights should be axed - expert

Traffic lights make roads more congested and dangerous and should be abolished, a transport expert has claimed.

Traffic lights make roads more congested and dangerous and should be abolished, a transport expert has claimed.

Martin Cassini says drivers take their eyes off other road users and risk smashes while concentrating on traffic lights - blindly following signals without thinking. And he says the signals cause unnecessary delays - with red lights holding motorists up even when no-one is crossing.

He is suggesting a return to the "common-law principle of "first in - first out" at road junctions.

Read the full story in the Shropshire Star