INTERSECTIONS TO RETURN GREEN PLATES WILL BE ASSESSED ON A PRIORITY BASIS
After the Transport Competence Agency (TKA) has established criteria that will help to objectively assess the impact of signs with a green arrow next to a red traffic signal in terms of traffic safety and traffic capacity, municipalities can now apply to the Transport Competence Agency (TKA) for the evaluation of intersections where they want to return the signs. Intersections will be evaluated on an urgent basis.
“Municipalities that have assessed the traffic safety situation of the relevant intersection can use a table with a green arrow during the evaluation of the documents submitted by the Transport Competence Agency”, notes the Director of the Transport Competence Agency Goda Bražytė-Balčiūnė.
When assessing the possibility of returning tables with a green arrow at the intersection, the traffic data provided by the municipalities, collected at the busiest hour, will be taken into account. According to the presented visual scheme, municipal specialists will be able to assess for themselves whether the intersections planned for TKA evaluation meet the traffic safety criteria.
Specialists, when making a decision on the return of the plates, will evaluate the criterion of traffic safety and traffic capacity, that is, the vehicle loss parameter, which determines the average time during which a car passes the intersection.
Considering different situations, each intersection will be evaluated individually and only its results will be compared. After receiving a negative conclusion regarding the return of the signs at the intersection, the municipalities will be provided with detailed information regarding prospective solutions for the intersection and possible further changes.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Transport to return the provision of the Road Traffic Rules (KET), which provides for the possibility of using a sign with a green arrow at a red traffic light, allowing you to turn right on the country’s roads. An order of the Minister of Transport was adopted regarding the traffic light installation rules.