Motorists will be able to drive straight through a series of green traffic lights along a single stretch of road after the Government relaxed traffic flow rules.
A motorist approaching the first traffic light at the speed limit or just below would trigger a succession of green lights and travel down the road faster.
The schemes are already in use in cities including Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the scheme use sensors in the road to keep the traffic moving.
The introduction of "green waves" will help to cut carbon emissions and traffic noise.
Up until now the Department for Transport discouraged such schemes, increasing motorists' frustration at being met by a succession of red lights.
It was because the Government feared motorists who were travelling smoothly, rather than stopping and starting, would use less fuel and pay less to the Treasury in duty as a result.
That's what it's all about, isn't it?
I am amazed that Timmy is amazed.