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Arch Stanton 03-06-2011 03:33 PM

Traffic lights lights?
 
On the way to work I have to go through a traffic light that won't turn from red to green if mine is the only vehicle stopped at the light. The light continues to turn green for the other lights that run perpendicular to direction of the light that I'm stopped at. I have to wait for someone for pull up behind me or stop in the opposite direction of the light. Anyone have the same problem?

whiteyj 03-06-2011 03:38 PM

Nope.....Maybe a little patience?

Jerry Bransford 03-06-2011 03:48 PM

It's not from the Wrangler's weight since the Wrangler is heavier than most cars. And it's not from a lack of steel mass to trip in-road sensors either since the Wrangler's big Dana axles have far more steel and iron content than 99% of any cars out there. And they sit no higher up off the ground than any truck's axles do.

Probably just a malfunction with the street sensor or it hasn't been programmed to sense a vehicle coming from your direction.

Arch Stanton 03-06-2011 03:54 PM

My patience wears out after the other lights turn green and red twice.

Jerry Bransford 03-06-2011 03:58 PM

That happens to me at some intersections no matter which of my three vehicles I am driving.

Arch Stanton 03-06-2011 04:00 PM

Sensors
 
I don't think that the sensor was set up correctly. I think it might have something to do with the length of the Jeep. Thanks for the post.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 1100525)
It's not from the Wrangler's weight since the Wrangler is heavier than most cars. And it's not from a lack of steel mass to trip in-road sensors either since the Wrangler's big Dana axles have far more steel and iron content than 99% of any cars out there. And they sit no higher up off the ground than any truck's axles do.

Probably just a malfunction with the street sensor or it hasn't been programmed to sense a vehicle coming from your direction.


Jerry Bransford 03-06-2011 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch Stanton (Post 1100544)
I think it might have something to do with the length of the Jeep.

Not at all. Road sensors trip by detecting the iron/steel mass of the vehicle and the TJ's front axle and engine alone have more mass than many cars do in total. Its length has nothing to do with it.

shewoolf 03-06-2011 04:11 PM

Yep we have some turn lanes like that around here! Drives me nuts! It did even when i was driving a 250..

shewoolf 03-06-2011 04:12 PM

Oh and I always figured it had to do with turning from a less busy street on to a busy street and not wanting to interrupt the flow of traffic or something like that.


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