Traffic lights

Traffic lights are used to control the movement of traffic at junctions and to enable pedestrians to cross roads more safely.

We control and maintain over 90 sets of permanent traffic lights, including pelican crossings. The timings for each set of lights vary according to the traffic flow on the road where they're located, and the surrounding roads, at any time. 

Faulty traffic lights

You don't need to tell us about faulty traffic lights, unless you feel that the fault is a hazard to motorists or pedestrians.

We use technology that automatically diagnoses faults with traffic lights, and monitors how they're keeping the flow of traffic moving effectively. 

Emergency reporting out of hours

Call our 24 hour emergency number if you see faulty or vandalised traffic lights that you consider to be a serious hazard to traffic or pedestrians. We'll deal with these faults on a priority basis.

Temporary traffic lights at roadworks

Temporary traffic lights are the responsibility of the company carrying out the work, such as gas, electricity, water or building contractors.

Contact the company directly to report a fault; their number should be displayed on the traffic light or on a scheme information board nearby.