GDOT unveils new talking traffic light technology

Georgia Department of Transportation is debuting some new technology that could make your drive a little less stressful. Now, imagine a traffic signal that talks to your car.

John Hibbard, director of operations for the Georgia Department of Transportation, says the future of transportation is here.

“It’s all about giving drivers good information so they can make smart decisions, smart safe decisions.”

Traffic lights that talk to you while driving will soon be a reality. Telling you when to stop and when to go.

“If they’re about to run that light it might warn them and say, ‘hey you better stop!,’” says Hibbard…

But not everyone agrees.

“I don’t think they should have sensors like that because people will try to speed up and make the light and if you look right here we are in front of DOT, I’ve seen at least eight or nine wrecks on this corner,” a local said.