I've got to get one of these things. From todays Washington times: COLORADO Traffic-light changer gets $50 ticket LONGMONT -- A man who said he bought a device that let him change traffic lights from red to green received a $50 ticket for suspicion of interfering with a traffic signal. Jason Niccum of Longmont said the device, which he bought on EBay for $100, helped him cut his time driving to work. Mr. Niccum was issued a citation March 29 after police said they found him using a strobe-like device to change traffic signals. Police confiscated the device, called an Opticon. It is similar to what firefighters use to change lights when they respond to emergencies. It emits an infrared pulse that receivers on the traffic lights pick up.