Oct 29, 2003

Gadget may wreak traffic havoc
In-car device lets drivers change stoplights; officials fear gridlock, seek to block signal
Tired of sitting at endless red lights? Frustrated by lights that turn from green to red too quickly, trapping you in traffic?
Now anyone can breeze through congested intersections just like the police, thanks to a $300 dashboard device that changes traffic lights from red to green, making nasty commutes a thing of the past and leaving other drivers open-mouthed at your ability to manipulate traffic. But what if everyone had one? That's the fear of traffic control officials, who believe chaos would take over the roads.