Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Taking away traffic lights 'would make roads safer'

Mon, 27 Jul 2009
Motorists who prioritise safety when buying a car may be surprised to hear one campaign group has suggested there may be fewer accidents on Britain's highways and byways if most traffic lights were removed.

Fit Roads claimed these kinds of signals are largely unnecessary and drivers are the best judge of when it is safe to move forward at a junction.

The organisation also stated traffic lights tend to be poorly timed.

It said instead of using traditional forms of traffic control, motorists should simply take it in turns to move away at junctions.

The group insisted this would make roads safer and reduce congestion.

It described the idea as "an approach based on a trust in human nature rather than an obsession with controlling it".

Meanwhile, people who worry about safety when buying a car may find it useful to check out the Euro Ncap rating of any vehicles they are interested in.

Are you buying or selling a car? Click here to find out what Honest John has to say.


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH