In theory, this is supposed to make it so cars at an opposing intersection can’t jump the light, by making it look like it’s blank. The problem is, even head on, they look blank from a distance of more than 50 feet, which means anyone who isn’t familiar with patterns in the intersection invariably brakes hard when they come up on them, because they don’t know what color the light is.

I want to find their inventor and punch him in the face.

ETA: example from Google Maps