I don’t understand how those lights in the pavement on the 110 freeway are supposed to help direct traffic. They are so bright, I’m surprised they’re not causing accidents.

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    Just remember the new Caltrans slogan: “When the lights shine, don’t cross the line.” In January the northbound 110 at the transition to the 5 north—a notorious bottleneck—became the first highway in California to introduce a “dynamic lane.” The LEDs embedded between the lanes are intended to create a center line bright enough to intimidate drivers so they won’t cut each other off. The system is still too new for safety statistics.