“Impatient drivers often hurry to pass the green light and then suddenly get stuck in the middle of a crossing, irritating other road users. Meanwhile, drivers from the opposite direction have a green light but they cannot set out,” explained Lorenzo Stefani, spokesperson for traffic organisation Touring, to NewMobility.
“This behaviour causes traffic congestion and pollution,” Stefani concluded. He also referred to article 14.2 of traffic regulations, saying that even when the traffic lights are green, a driver is not allowed to approach a crossing when it is not free of traffic yet. A fine for the infringement costs 58 euro.
Touring suggests painting a yellow check pattern on the entire surface of the crossing as a solution. “Another solution could be the return of a police officer directing traffic and avoiding traffic jams and pollution,” they added.