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The traffic lights adorning the modern city streets are not just for illumination purposes, the modern traffic controlling systems, fitted along with these lights help in the smooth flow of the traffic, which includes pedestrians, heavy and light vehicles across the roads. A variety of control systems including computerized control systems is used to ensure the safe and smooth movement of traffic. Modern control, coordination systems are fully automated and self-adjust to prevent delay caused by road traffic.

The objective of the traffic light controller is to offer a sophisticated coordination and control over traffic, simultaneously confirming that the traffic moves safely, smoothly across the roads. The device uses LED lights for indication, a micro-controller is also used for automatically changing signals periodically. The LED lights get to turn on or off automatically.

The important cities across the world have witnessed a surplus of traffic in recent years. Unless effective steps are taken, it is difficult to manage the traffic movement. The role of the traffic signal controller plays an important role in effective traffic management. Contemporary traffic control systems are available online. These products are the integral components of any intelligent transportation system.

There are many businesses which offer their customers, a range of traffic control systems. The control systems have the following specifications:-

Some traffic signal controllers have a large TFT LCD display

An intuitive touch-screen display, graphical programming of traffic signals

The signal has High brightness, contrast display for enhanced outdoor readability

The Web browser-based user interface allows the signal controller to be remotely programmed

Many of the modern traffic control systems use the Linux based OS.

Managing road traffic (pedestrian, vehicular traffic) prevents road accidents, other road disruptions. Traffic management is important for the general public.

The traffic control systems incorporate the use of close circuit camera (CCTV), they include other means of monitoring the movement of roadway (state/local) traffic. Traffic management incorporates efficient management of the flow of traffic, providing suggestions and advice related to traffic congestion. Traffic controlling is mostly an outdoor profession. The personnel involved in the job have to stay hours outside and for them, fatigue can be an issue. Their duty is to watch the traffic, control the traffic movement.

For the common public, it is imperative to adhere to traffic safety norms to avert any accidents. By using a zebra crossing or a flyover men and women can choose to stay safe from unnecessary traffic accidents.

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